CfP: 8th European Conference on Games Based Learning (Berlin)

This is a first call for papers for the 8th European Conference on Games Based Learning, Hosted by Research and Training Center for Culture and Computer Science (FKI) University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, Germany being held on the 9-10 October 2014. This call will close on 20th March 2014.

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. Please feel free to circulate this message to any colleagues or contacts you think may be interested.

Game competition

A competition for the best educational game will be held again at ECGBL 2014. In the first instance we will be asking for abstracts describing the game and further information will be sent to applicants thereafter.

In the first instance all submission types require an abstract. For more information please go to: http://academic-conferences.org/ecgbl/ecgbl2014/ecgbl14-call-papers.htm

Publication opportunity

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. Selected papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of e-Learning and the International Journal of Game-Based Learning.

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