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Scottish Learning Festival 2008

Only made it to the last afternoon of the Scottish Learning Festival due to teaching and other work commitments. Made it to one presentation on using a computer game to help children develop a winning mentality – and a set of psychological skills which can help lead to success. I also bumped into Derek Robertson who revealed that the first results from LTS’ 32 school trial of Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training (16 test, 16 control) have been released – and having had a look at the results they are very encouraging indeed.

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Edinburgh Interactive Festival – Talent Arcade

My first day at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival (I stayed home yesterday), and a pretty good day overall – writing this at the final session of Channel 4′s Talent Arcade, a full day’s program of talks and panels dedicated to helping people get into the game industry. This final session is putting a range of questions gathered over the day to a large panel of experts from the games and related industry.

Below, a summary of my day, including highlights from the Talent Arcade, the single talk I attended at the conference proper, and other odds and ends. A bit rambling, but that was the day for me…

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