There are so many great books, courses, games, theories, approaches, blogs, podcasts…..(well you get the idea), out there on the topics of games-based learning, gamification and all the sundry other topics beloved of Ludogogy readers. This is a space for our readers to submit reviews of anything they feel would be useful for you to know about. We are looking for reviewers – likely tasks will include tasks reading, listening, watching or playtesting. Also, if you have a book, game or whatever you would like to see reviewed here, we want to hear from you too Please get in touch in either case at info@ludogogy.co.uk using ‘review’ in your subject line.

 

Reviews

Wargaming Experiences Book cover Review – Wargaming Experiences – Soldiers, Scientists and Civilians by Dr Pascal van Overloop - Ever wondered what the recent use of gaming-based methodologies in typical NATO scenarios could look like? Natalia Wojtowicz presents her personal insights from her practice in “Wargaming Experiences – Soldiers, Scientists and Civilians”. Lately, there had been a push for new wargames and related publications, so why there is a need for this new 188-page paperback? To put it briefly,… [...]
Crystal Ball Review – Coursera’s Futures Thinking Specialisation – Part 2 by Sarah - Since last month, I've now finished this specialisation, by working through the last two courses, Collaborative Foresight: How to Game the Future and Urgent Optimism: How to Turn Foresight into Action. To see my review of the first three courses, go to Review - Coursera's Futures Thinking Specialisation Course Four: Collaborative Foresight: How to Game the Future This course built on… [...]
Crystal Ball Review – Coursera’s Futures Thinking Specialisation by Ludogogy - I’ve been neglecting Coursera recently, and to be honest, I’m not sure why.  Back in 2012, I was pretty constantly taking courses on the platform - sometimes two or three at a time! But, looking now at my past courses, I haven’t actually taken a course since 2014. I got an email a while back about a five-course specialisation in… [...]
Evivve screenshot Review of Evivve by Terry Pearce - Memcorp calls Evivve a MOGL, a multiplayer online game-based learning platform. It’s a mobile-based game for up to ten players, played in a learning environment with a facilitator. If you want to experience it for the first time as a player with no ‘spoilers’, I’ll give you the TL;DR version of this review (‘it’s really good’), and recommend you stop… [...]
Emotify cover Book Review – Emotify! by Terry Pearce - ‘Emotify!’ covers a lot of ground. It starts by making its (virtually watertight) case for game-based learning over lectures (or anything akin to them), and taking an illuminating tour through the landscape of game-based learning. The rest of the book is split in two. The ‘professor’ gives us implementation frameworks: models, approaches, planning and evaluation tools). The ‘ad-man’ gives us… [...]