Celebration of Games for Learning Week (May 17-21)

Celebration of Games for Learning Week
17-21 May 2021

Our summer Celebration of Games for Learning took place on the week of 17th-21st May 2021. On this week we had an exciting range of activities and resources available at lunchtime (12-1pm) every day. For updates on future CoP activities you can join us by filling in the membership form.

Celebration week poster

Schedule of events:

  • Monday 17th: Introduction to Teaching with Game Elements with Dr Ronan Lynch, Dundalk IT
  • Tuesday 18th: Launch of first CoP Interactive Newsletter on ‘Creating Games for First Year Student Success’
  • Wednesday 19th: Demonstrations of games from CoP members
  • Thursday 20th: Exploring OERs: Towards building a repository of resources
  • Friday 21st: Lego Serious Play Taster session with Suzanne Faulkner, University of Strathclyde


Monday 17th: Introduction to Teaching with Game Elements with Dr Ronan Lynch, Dundalk IT

Join us at 12pm: Click here to join the meeting

You can find a recording of Ronan’s workshop here: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/6b4d1f96-c8e4-4a13-80ef-41304689026a


Tuesday 18th: Launch of first CoP Interactive Newsletter on ‘Creating Games for First Year Student Success’

Join us for the launch of the newsletter and compete in the lunchtime challenge! We would love your feedback on this asynchronous activity and how you think you could apply it to your teaching and learning practice.

Join us at 12pm: Click here to join the meeting

Image of FYFSS newsletter

You can find the Interactive Newsletter here: http://gamestoteach.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/CelebrationOfGamesForLearning_FYFSS_InteractiveNewsletter.pdf


Wednesday 19th: Demonstrations of games from CoP members

Join us at 12pm: Click here to join the meeting

You can find a recording of the practitioner presentations, demos and discussion here: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/3e369328-7306-4e9b-8e99-167c3f38a698


Thursday 20th: Exploring OERs: Towards building a repository of resources

This session is part of an OER IMPACT-athon running over the period 20th May to 31st May. Aiming to help you to transform your resources into OERs ready for hosting in the IMPACT project repository TOTAL, the Thursday launch with Aisling Coyne and Barry Ryan will provide you with the basics around designing, preparing and uploading your OERS. 

Join us at 12pm: Click here to join the meeting

You can find a recording of the presentation on Open Educational Resources, and how to access and upload OERs on Arrow, here: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/31462342-5ca8-42c6-bf38-d30c9fb1b104


Friday 21st: Lego Serious Play Taster session with Suzanne Faulkner, University of Strathclyde (limited places)

For Friday’s Lego Serious Play session places are limited so please book soon at:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/lego-serious-play-taster-session-with-suzanne-faulkner-strathclyde-uni-tickets-154251760167

You can find a recording of Suzanne’s Lego Serious Play taster workshop here: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/84e31d46-b0a6-4bf6-9d15-adb7c0b830af