CfP: NASAGA 2013: Games for Learning and Training, Oct 23-26, Sarasota, Florida, USA

Sarasota, Florida
October 23 – 26, 2013
Hyatt Regency

Games for Learning and Training: Research Poster Session at NASAGA 2013

The North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) is a community of practice of trainers, educators, game designers and facilitators working on the design and implementation of serious games, simulations, and other experiential activities. For decades, NASAGA has been promoting professional networking, providing training and education, and advocating the use of experiential activities to industry and academia through its annual conference

This year’s conference will include a peer-reviewed poster session for researchers to share their findings with a broad community of trainers and educators. NASAGA invites proposals from researchers working on the theory and application of games and simulations for learning challenges, including but not limited to active learning methods to increase engagement, retention, and performance. We invite the submission of 300-500 word abstracts for poster presentations on all topics related to games and learning.

More info after the jump

Suggested topics include:

· Process of educational game design

· Simulations and training

· Challenges to educational games

· Best practices for assessing games-based learning

· Domain and skills-based game examples

· “Gamification” and learning

· Mapping learning outcomes to game mechanics

· Serious and persuasive games

As NASAGA supports work on learning through games and experiential activities using any media, we particularly encourage researchers interested in non-digital games and simulations to attend. We invite the submission of ongoing and in-progress research by faculty, graduate students, and independent researchers across disciplines.

Abstracts are due April 15th by email to proposals@nasaga.org. In addition to the 300-500 word abstract, all proposals must include the following information:

Name (as you would like to see it in the program)

Email Address

Name of academic institution, city and country

A brief 100-word bio

(Repeat the information for each co-presenter)

All presenters will be notified of their status by May 15th. Posters will be on display all-day on Saturday, October 26th, with a scheduled session for lightning presentations (3-5 minute talks) of all featured research. A one-day registration will be available for presenters interested in attending Saturday only. Poster presenters are encouraged to bring a laptop to showcase electronic work or physical copies of games created or examined during research. Posters should not exceed 36” x 48”. Some posters will be featured in a special issue of NASAGA’s on-line publication, SIMAGES.

Proposals for 90-minute concurrent sessions are also being accepted. See the CFP at www.nasaga.org/ourconferences for details.

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