CfP: Video Games and Learning Symposium, University of Glasgow, 28 Feb 2013

Video Games and Learning Symposium
HATII at the University of Glasgow
Thursday, 28 February 2013 from 09:30 to 13:30 (GMT)
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Game-based learning – ranging from the deployment of bespoke educational games in schools to the use of commercial off-the shelf (COTS) titles to support learning – is an area of increasing interest for educators, researchers, games developers and policy makers, who see the potential of video game technology to motivate and educate learners of all ages.

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We are delighted to welcome three excellent speakers, each of whom will give their unique perspective on the broad topic of game-based learning, and related issues:

* Richard A. Bartle (Senior Lecturer and Visiting Professor of Computer Game Design at the University of Essex, and co-creator of MUD)

* Derek Robertson (National Adviser for Emerging Technologies and Learning at Learning and Teaching Scotland)

* Jo Twist (CEO of the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment, UKIE).

The symposium will finish with an opportunity to discuss the themes and ideas raised in the speaker sessions.

The event is free, and tea and coffee will be served. Attendance is free but please register on our Eventbrite page ( so we know we have enough coffee.

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