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European Conference on Games-Based Learning 2011

A call for papers, workshops, and tutorials has gone out for Fifth European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL 2011), which will be held in Athens on 20-21 October 2011:

Over the last ten years, the way in which education and training is delivered has changed considerably with the advent of new technologies. One such new technology that holds considerable promise for helping to engage learners is Games-Based Learning (GBL). The Conference offers an opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to GBL to share their thinking and research findings. Papers can cover various issues and aspects of GBL in education and training: technology and implementation issues associated with the development of GBL; use of mobile and MMOGs for learning; pedagogical issues associated with GBL; social and ethical issues in GBL; GBL best cases and practices, and other related aspects. We are particularly interested in empirical research that addresses whether GBL enhances learning. This Conference provides a forum for discussion, collaboration and intellectual exchange for all those interested in any of these fields of research or practice.

The conference committee welcomes both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics using a range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and work in progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.

You’ll find further details at the link above.

 

One response to “European Conference on Games-Based Learning 2011

  1. Starbuck 22/11/2010 at 7:50 pm

    I’d be curious to enter such a contest, though there are a lot of games to choose from. From the newly-released Civilization V to the US Army’s VBS2…

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