Hi, I’m Dr Angela Colvert.
I’m a researcher, educator, game designer and I love to play and co-create with others (adults and children). There is power in play which is hard to quantify or describe, but for me it lies in the way it opens up spaces to explore possibilities – the ‘what ifs’ – discover new perspectives and experience new ways of knowing and being in the world.
For the last fifteen years I’ve been developing and exploring the potential of Alternate Reality Gaming and Learning in Education (ARGLE for short). I’ve been lucky to be able to collaborate with so many creative and inspiring people: artists, teachers, academics, children, charities, industry partners and policy makers– always with a focus on developing innovative, playful and socially just approaches to learning with technologies.
I’ve created this site in order to share some of the stories we’ve shaped, and insights we discovered, in the hope that these might inspire others to take the ideas forward into their own practice. All the resources are underpinned by high quality research and are free to use. Please jump right in…challenge yourself….and play!
There are three overlapping strands to the work I have undertaken:
Tackling social challenges and developing innovative solutions with and for children, educators, and innovators.
Creating award winning educational games and tool-kits though co-design with children, teachers and artists
Improving educational opportunities and experiences, through playful and ethical uses of technology.