7th European Conference on Games Based Learning will take place in Porto, Portugal at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP) from
3-4 October 2013.
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 contributions 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 can find full details in the submission types document (.pdf format).
In addition to the main conference topics, the advisory group invite submissions to the following mini tracks:
- Social inclusiveness of games for learning chaired by Prof. Dr Wilfried Admiraal, Leiden University, The Netherlands
- Learning by Creating Games chaired by Dr Kristian Kiili, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
- New theoretical developments in games based learning research chaired by Prof Konstantinos Kalemis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
- Empirical Evidence on the use of Games-based Learning in Schools chaired by Dr Thomas Hainey, University of the West of Scotland, UK
- Gamifiying the classroom co-chaired by Dr Jordi Sánchez-Navarro and Dr Daniel Aranda, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
- Multi-User Virtual Environments for Game-based Learning (GBL) co-chaired by Dr Stefan Göbel and Viktor Wendel, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
- Social Media Technologies for Game-based Learning co-chaired by Dr Stefan Göbel and Johannes Konert, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Abstract submission deadline: 14 March 2013
Notification of abstract acceptance: 21 March 2013
Full paper due for review: 2 May 2013
Notification of paper acceptance (with any changes): 11 July 2013