Play with Learning is a company dedicated to engaging users. You can tell by the name that it combines two of our passions; its aim is to make meaningful and memorable experiences.
The company makes the most of Carlton’s experience of academia, public broadcasting and the independent media sector in order to work with the widest possible set of partners and collaborators.
We work in three areas:
We would love to talk to you about how we might work together. Why not drop us a line via my Contacts Form?
I am proud to have worked with some of the UK’s leading learning, games and media companies including the BBC, desq and Illumina Digital. I have produced digital resources for all ages with partners including the United Nations, BBC, Open University, Department for International Development and the National College for School Leadership. As well as being a BBC commissioner, I was the Executive Producer of the RTS-award winning BBC iScience programme and have chaired the Society’s Educational Innovation jury. I am a Fellow of the RSA and a member of Bafta and have served on the Video Games jury. You can see my professional portfolio and recommendations on my LinkedIn page.
I have an academic background from six years of teaching and research at the University of Bradford. My doctorate is in Game-based Learning, more specifically the design, development and evaluation of games for adults exploring the educational psychology of “serious play.” I have been able to use this expertise when writing consultancy papers for the BBC and UK government. You can follow some of the things I learn on twitter (@carlton) or join me on Xbox live to play (my game tag is CarltonPipeman).
I am a husband, dad and lifelong learner. I like to play. I occasionally, very occasionally, smoke a pipe.
This site is a humble attempt to record, try out and test some of my thoughts on a few things that intrigue me: human behaviour, technology, society and stuff. I don’t claim to be any sort of expert, just curious. I’d like to know more.
A simple disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog are entirely my own. They don’t represent the views of anyone else or organisation unless clearly stated.
I reserve the right to change my mind.
I may shift position, even conduct complete u-turns. And argue as passionately for my new stance. The idea that I stick rigidly to an opinion in light of new information or perspective is, frankly, ridiculous.