And now for something completely different...


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Learning from museums, games and social networks.

This presentation was given by Ben Betts at the eLearning Network's Learning Beyond The Course conference, London, 24th September 2010. For more information please visit

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And now for something completely different...

  1. 1. And now for something completely different: Learning from Museums, Games and Social Networks Ben Betts Managing Director & Research Engineer
  2. 2. But first, an experiment!
  3. 3. Threats limit creativity When you control, you limit potential Together we are more creative Lessons learnt… If, then rewards do nothing for creativity The Paperclip Game
  4. 4. Dan Pink Mastery Purpose Autonomy
  5. 5. Dan Pink on Autonomy Have you ever seen a one-year-old who’s not curious and self-directed? That’s how we are out of the box…
  6. 6. Traci Sitzmann on Autonomy Web-based Instruction is more effective when learners have a high degree of control of the content, sequence and pace of content…
  7. 7. Ellen Langer on Autonomy Arden House experiments show the impact that the illusion of control can have on health, happiness and, ultimately, life itself…
  8. 8. Implementing Autonomy Non-linear Get rid of the “next” button Banish Constraints
  9. 9. Dan Pink on Mastery The desire to get better and better at something that matters…
  10. 10. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on Mastery Flow and the Goldilocks approach… Not too simple, not too hard
  11. 11. Malcolm Gladwell on Mastery Mastery is only achieved over time 10,000 hours theory…
  12. 12. Implementing Mastery Think Flow… Experience points & levelling up Recognise achievement
  13. 13. Dan Pink on Purpose
  14. 14. Maslow on Purpose What a man can be, he must be… Hierarchy of Needs is topped by Esteem and Self-actualisation
  15. 15. Tom Malone on Purpose The success of Crowdsourcing is down to Love & Glory – contributing and being recognised for doing so.
  16. 16. Implementing Purpose Contribute back Influence others Be recognised for your efforts
  17. 17. Autonomy – Learn from Museums Mastery – Learn from Games Purpose – Learn from Social Networks
  18. 18. Creates a non-linear, social game from your learning content
  19. 28. Or drop me a message to find out more… Ben Betts [email_address] +44 (0)1865 873 862 +44 (0)7863 563 702 Play a demo by visiting the website…