Aiming for “Transfer” with Educational Games: the wrong question

As mentioned in previous posts, I recently presented a paper at CHI 2011 (available online for free here). At both the academic session itself, and through bumping into people afterwards, one question kept coming up. It is a question that I have often fielded whenever talking about educational games, ...

Shaun’s CHI 2011 round-up

My own CHI experiences this (and every) year are probably best represented by my Twitter feed but I'll try and summarise one or two highlights looking back. Firstly I had a great time pre-CHI in Calgary hosted by my friend Ehud Sharlin - the work in the interaction lab ...

Ben’s CHI 2011 Roundup

Following on from Conor's post, here's some quick comments about my experience at CHI. This is a looong post so bear with me! CHI is a big conference and there is a *lot* to see. One of the benefits of having several people attend is that we collectively get a lot more ...

Conors CHI 2011 round-up

I think I’ve just about recovered from this years CHI conference! A few of us who went to the conference are going to summarise what we saw - both in terms of the talks and other events. This year the organisers chose to focus on a number of themes that ...

Feckr! The Game for Closet Sociopaths at CHI2011

Oh crap, here we go again! Feckr is an Android application that allows you to secretly "tag" people with messages. Tags are anonymous, permanent and public - every Feckr player can see all the tags for people around them. Unless they ...

Warming up for CHI 2011

A quick update about the upcoming CHI 2011 conference, which is taking place between May 6-10th in Vancouver, Canada. A total of five members of LiSC are heading to Vancouver next week for CHI - the worlds leading HCI conference. If you are interested in the ...

Sustainable air travel, behaviour change and social media

We are organizing a one day workshop here in Lincoln on 18th May 2011 on behalf of the EPSRC Airport Energy Technologies Network (PI, Prof Paul Stewart in the new Engineering School here at Lincoln) - everyone with an ...

Fearsquare.com – How dangerous is your life?

What is it? LiSC are currently conducting a study based on people's perception of crime using an individuals location data (Foursquare) and crime statistics driven by the Police.Uk website. If you're interested then head over to Fearsquare.com and see ...

All kinds of social media and networked culture theory – Journal Club – 25/03/2011

After recently joining the LiSC Friday afternoon research group and eating all the cake for the past few weeks I was invited to give a talk in relation to my PhD project and give some theoretical/critical insight into the development of online social networking practices and related networked socio-economic trends. ...

Electro-Magnates – Public Energy API and Project Progress

It has been quite a while since we posted an update on our Electro-Magnates project so here goes! The project is progressing along nicely and has reached another ‘technical’ milestone. Using Windows Communication Foundation, we have built a Restful API that exposes the University of Lincoln’s near-real-time ...

Online social tools for Higher Education – Journal Club 4.3.2011

John Murray came along to our session on Friday to discuss some ongoing research that he is conducting on developing social tools for Higher Education. We probably shouldn't give away the specifics of what he's doing just now, but there were some points that came up that are relevant ...

People and Animals and Computers (and stuff) – Journal club 18.2.2011

The number of people turning up at our weekly Journal Club sessions is increasing far quicker than the number of cakes (see figure 1 for a rough estimation). However, its great to be able to get people from across many disciplines in the University together to talk about computers and ...

Bluetooth – Quietly Ubiquitous

Last year we had a discussion over the use of Bluetooth technologies and how we could potentially utilise them to create context aware mobile applications including games and sensor-ware. Current and emerging sensor technologies are always of interest ...

Journal Club 04.02.2011 – Facebook Usage, ENACT

This week our discussion focused on social media regarding topics such as; motivation, structure and impacts of usage. The discussion of Facebook usage was in aid of the ENACT project which aims to study usage of social networking sites in order to improve the uptake of computerised ...

HEFCE LGM Conference – Electro-Magnates

Shaun and I recently attended the HEFCE LGM 2011 Conference in London at the stately Royal Society of Medicine buildings. At the event we presented our LGM funded Electro-Magnates project, participated in a Q & A panel, carried out a poster session and ...

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