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March 2017

Game Changers Tour: Coventry Campus

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March 22 @ 9:30 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm

Game Changers is going on tour!

When: 22nd and 23rd of March 2017
Where: Outside The HUB, Coventry University

On the 22nd and 23rd of March the Game Changers team will be popping up outside the Coventry University HUB. Do you want help to develop educational games? Are you a student who has an idea for a game? Do you just want to know more about what we do?

If so, get in touch with Oliver Wood ( to find out more and book your place!


Our HEFCE backed approach is underpinned by the pedagogical approaches of ‘game-based learning’ and ‘learning by designing’. Through engaging students with the fundamentals of game creation, they will get acquainted with computational thinking, systems thinking, visual literacies, and acquire rapid prototyping skills, all of which will prove invaluable when entering the workforce. 


Flipped Learning Workshop

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5DD United Kingdom
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When: 31st March 2017
Where: DMLL Teaching Room

The workshop focus is on how to design the activities in a flipped classroom. Attendees have the chance to design some activities based on different cognitive levels of thinking. They will realize and distinguish the inter-relationships between the Bloom’s cognitive levels of thinking and the LEARN cards designed by DMLL (Disruptive Media Learning Lab) and will have the opportunity of using them to design and create some pre-session and during-session activities for their own lectures.

The workshop will be delivered by: Dr Mojtaba Ammari – Senior Lecturer in Academic Development & Alan Richards – Certified facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials, Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL).

For more information and to book a place please click here.

Please Note: This workshop is only available to Coventry University Staff. If you are an external member of staff and are interested, please contact Alan Richards (

April 2017

Current Trends in Education and Technology

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April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Grass, DMLL,
Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5DD United Kingdom
When: 12-1pm, April 3rd
Where: the Grass, DMLL

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In this talk Audrey Watters, visiting fellow at DMLL, will discuss the most significant trends in education and technology. Audrey is a writer who focuses on the relationship between politics, pedagogy, business, culture and ed-tech. Since 2007 she has been releasing at the end of every year an in-depth review of the most important and influential trends in education technology.

Audrey Watters is the author of The Monsters of Education Technology (2014), The Revenge of the Monsters of Education Technology (2015)The Curse of the Monsters of Education Technology (2016), and collections of her keynotes and public talks. She also published Claim Your Domain in 2015, which argues students should control their digital identities and digital work.

The talk is aimed at anyone – lecturers, staff and students – interested in the implications of emerging technology trends for education.

twitter: @audreywatters@hackeducation




Lego-A-Go-Go Training Workshop

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April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5DD United Kingdom
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The next staff training session for using Lego in Higher Education will be taking place soon!


When: Thursday 6th April 2017
Where: DMLL Teaching Room

To sign up for the event please email Please note that places are limited and will be provided on a first come first serve basis. You can find out more about Lego-A-Go-Go at

You will explore the theory of Lego Serious Play and how this can be distilled into a Higher Education environment before developing your own Lego session for use with students. All you need to bring is an Intended Learning Outcome!


09:00 Breakfast

getting to know one another

09:30 Introduction

what is LSP and how can it be delivered through LAGG?

09:45 Overview

the power of 3D modelling

10:00 Ideal graduate modelling

what should compose a successful graduate?

10:30 Ideal graduate narrative

detailed explanation of model and underlying metaphors

11:30 LSP theory

fundamentals of the methodology and its application within Business context

12:00 Lunch

informal chat as to individuals’ LAGG deployment expectations

13:00 MID: ILO modelling

individualised module based on discipline-specific ILO

13:30 MID: ILO narrative

detailed explanation of model and underlying metaphors for discipline-specific ILO

14:30 MID: ILO model compilation

model placement and locale based upon common themes and metaphors

15:00 MID: ILO connections

link models together to produce a continuum of learning

15:30 MID: ILO narrative

open discussion as to the supermodel and its implications for learning

16:00 End

Lunch and refreshments are provided. If you have any dietary requirements then please make these clear when emailing Dr. Alan Richards.


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