Tweets of the week: Monday,October 22nd – Friday,October 26th 2012

To start, a few links about game-based learning and gamification:


  • Excellent article from comprehensively explaining what game-based learning is and why it’s important for educating people now.
  • Infographic: Do educational video games actually work?
  • What’s the difference between gamification and games?


As MOOCs become ever bigger (even Google’s getting in on the act!), we find out why some think they might not have as big an impact:



And finally, a great example of how technology can help education and improve peoples’ lives:


  • Mobile app allowing births in Senegal to be registered easily and cheaply, meaning that children can obtain a birth certificate, which allows them to go to school/sit exams.


If you’re interested in finding out more about the future of the connection of education and technology in Africa, check out


Have you come across any remarkable or tweetable news about the state of ICT-enhanced education in your country or elsewhere? Share your thoughts with the OEB community on any or all of the following platforms:


  • The ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN Facebook page:
  • The ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN LinkedIn group
  • ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN on Twitter: @OEBConference (#OEB12)
  • And of course, you can fill in the comment box below.


We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.