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Are you a Games Master? We’re Hiring!

27 November 2017

Learning Innovation Design Lab: Games MasterPosition descriptionTitle: Games MasterClosing Date: December 8th 2017Responsible to: Programmes ManagerLocation: Hout Bay School sitesEmployment basis: January 22nd 2018 – December 6th 2018 contract. 2 month trial period.Hours: 6-15 hours per weekRemuneration based on experienceRole: The Games Master will be responsible for the facilitation of the Game Lab after school […]

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Game Lab Hout Bay High End of Term Presentations

28 March 2017

 On Tuesday 27th March the first Game Lab class of grade 8 and grade 9 students from Hout Bay High took part in a presentation that marked the end of their eight week Game lab. Game Lab had previously worked with thirty grade 10 Silikamva students in 2016 which came up with promising results. The programme showed […]

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Game Lab Expands Reach to a Second School

01 February 2017
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With three successful years already firmly tucked under its belt, Learning Innovation Design Lab excitedly kicked off to a great start in January 2017 with more than 45 previously disadvantaged high school students signed up to participate in the Game Lab project. This year is particularly special in that it’s the first time the Game […]

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Game Lab teaching Hout Bay Learners Coding and Game Design

12 August 2016

Game Lab is one of Learning Innovation Design Lab‘s (a non-profit under Formula D Interactive) interventions to use technology to improve education outcomes in schools within low-income settlements in South Africa. Thirty of Silikamva High School’s grade 10 learners are now taking part in Game Lab.  The program provides students with hands-on training on how to design games, […]

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Co-creating PLOXX1

29 April 2014
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The Masiphumelele Play to Learn Lab hit the ground running on Monday the 7th of April 2014 to mark the start of the second school term, and Phase 2 of the project. The second phase of the project again promotes learning through play, curiosity and co-creation in the classroom, with further emphasis on creative group […]

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Letters of Love

17 April 2014
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  The “Player Passports” are a very important part of the Masiphumelele Play to Learn Lab. This is where each child would be recording some of their thoughts about the classes each week. During the first week of Phase 1 I forgot Grade 6 Cs  Player Passports at  the office. Eager to get the children into […]

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We’re crowd funding the Play to Learn Lab

01 April 2014
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Ever thought about changing the landscape of South African education? Now is your chance! Yesterday saw the launch of our The Play to Lean Lab crowd funding campaign on Thundafund. We are sharing this project with everybody on the internet in the hope to raise at least R40 000 to fit out our lab with […]

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Play to Learn Lab Diarys – Getting Started

19 March 2014
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 The Play to Learn Lab was our first laboratory set up at Masiphumelele Primary School in Khayelitsha. We wanted to create a space where we could experiment with digital games to see what effects they could have on children. What types of games would the children love? Can gaming improve Maths results? Would primary school […]

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R2500 raised for Masiphumelele at Design Indaba!

05 March 2014
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The Learning Innovation Design Lab had a very exciting past few days at the Design Indaba where we shared ideas about our Play to Learn Lab at Masiphumelele. It was fantastic to be a part of the inspiring conversations that our exhibit sparked and our project was very well received. To demonstrate how learning could be achieved through […]

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Learn Lab at Design Indaba 2014

28 February 2014
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The Learning Innovation Design Lab will be sharing our World Design Capital project  at the Design Indaba this weekend. If you’re in Cape Town, come and say hi! We’ll be debuting PLOXXI, our low-cost cardboard computer. We’re inviting you to try out our Paper Jets Spelling game. For a small donation of R30, players will receive […]

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