As part of my efforts to keep mildly sane through lockdown, I have been actively catching up with friends.
From the first interaction I had with my friend Alex, I knew he was a bit of a talker – but five years later I didn’t expect that I would have regular 60 min+ chats with him about the state of education, the work we did together at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, and the projects that subsequently came after.
Yesterday we were trying to pinpoint the date that Game Changers moved from a title to a pilot project. Now it is now a whole programme of events and projects; remarkable.
On 10th September 2015, Alex and I stood at the big white board in the office and hashed out a draft for an open course that supported lecturers and students “turn their learning into a game”. The rest, as they say, is history.
One thing that strikes me right now as I approach PhD submission, is that I am so excited to get back into a more collaborative working environment. As much as I have loved having ownership over my PhD research, I am more than ready to get back in the mix working and co-creating with others.