What is Seriously Learned?

Seriously Learned is a company set up with one goal in mind; to support effective learning and development through analog game-based interventions.

Who is Dr Laura Mitchell?

I am Dr Laura Mitchell, the founder of Seriously Learned, an independent scholar, researcher and consultant. I am a member of the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Games Research Network, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and a executive board member of SCOS, an international academic network exploring topics of culture and organisation. You can find my research publications on the sociological or performed aspects of value and worth and on moral conflict in everyday business activity on Researchgate or academia.edu

I offer leadership training and team building interventions drawing on game-based methods. In this I draw on my specialist expertise in culture and organisational development. A LARP game organiser for over 10 years I also design and develop games to support research impact.

What information will I discover on the blog?

Generally, the blog features my activities and thoughts with respect to the learning potential of games, and reviews and design notes from LARP games I have attended or contributed to. There are also some musings and thoughts on a variety of topics related to learning in general and higher education in particular, given my experiences as a university lecturer.

Where articles concern LARP, I have attempted to write it with both strangers to the hobby and long-time LARPers in mind.