Thank you for joining us at LLP!
As you may be aware, we are dedicated to creating a community of practice around the intersection of games and language/literacy teaching. We want to create a community of practice not only to help authors to publish with LLP but to share information on current projects, research, writing, trends and of course #random discussions to unwind and get to know each other. Yes, providing updates on your projects is hard (that’s probably why most of us do not blog, right?!) but keeping in touch with colleagues is the only way we are going to grow the GBLT field, and we believe this project is worth that extra effort. Who’s with us? 💪💪💪
We have trawled the internet to find where the discussion about games and education is happening and were disappointed with what we found. 🔎 Google groups devoid of posts. FB groups filled with self-promotion and chats about “what game are you playing” rather than “what approach to education do you follow?” Twitter chats that never go anywhere. Email lists that only announce calls for papers…
We like Slack. And we think we can do better here. We believe it is a tool which is easier to read than email and more robust and fit for developing discussions than Twitter, Facebook, Discord or anything else we’ve tried. Related to that: if you DO know a great place or tool for getting involved in GBLT chat, let us know!! Also, if you have ideas about how to support people’s interests with tools like Slack, we are all ears!
BUT, the problem with Slack is that not everyone is familiar with how to use it… 😔
We believe that the small effort in setting up the LLP Slack on your devices is not only a worthwhile thing to do, but we are also setting Slack as the default communication tool for LLP. That’s right, all important announcements and information will be passed through the LLP Slack from this point moving forward.