"Play is the highest form of research"
- Albert Einstein

Divya Menon

Founder

A few words about the founder

Divya Menon is an independent educational games researcher, a writer, and the founder of PlayQraft. Her research focuses on the potential of games to develop social and emotional skills among children. She has completed a one-year course in Education Technology from Universite Cote d’Azur, France. She also holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in English Literature.

Divya has worked as a learning experience designer and facilitator for 14 years. In one of her recent projects, she worked with INRIA , the French National Research Institute for Computer Science and Automation, to design a tabletop escape game aimed at developing computational thinking skills among K-12 students.

Publications

Menon, D., BP, S., Romero, M., & Viéville, T. (2019).

Going beyond digital literacy to develop computational thinking in K-12 education.

Menon, D., Romero, M., (2019).

Game Mechanics Supporting a Learning and Playful Experience in Educational Escape Games. In Global Perspectives on Gameful and Playful Teaching and Learning, published by IGI Global.

Menon, D., Romero, M. & Vieville, T (2019)

Computational thinking development and assessment through tabletop escape games. International Journal of Serious Games (DOI: 10.17083/ijsg.v6i4.319, Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2019).

Divya was one of the breakout presenters for the UNESCO MGIEP TECH 2019 conference held in Visakhapatnam, India. She was also one of the speakers at a SmartEDTech Talk held at Universite Cote d’Azur, France in 2018. Watch her talk about her take on making learning fun and effective for the learners here:

Story behind PlayQraft

As a mother, Divya keeps getting first-hand feedback from her daughter, first as a child, then as a student as well. This prompted the learning professional in her to research ways to be a better parent and explore ways through which children can be empowered with the required skills to successfully find their way in this complex world. Garnering her passion for designing educational games and the knowledge she has acquired through her vast experience and qualifications, Divya chose to launch PlayQraft because she believes in the potential of games to impact attitudes and behaviors. To find out more about our services, please email us at playfullearning@playqraft.com.

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