Registration Form - 3rd November 2017

The academic and pedagogic research communities perceive Game-Based Learning (GBL) as a form of learning that can supplement and enhance current classroom-based education practices at all levels (de Freitas, 2013; de Freitas, Ott, Popescu and Stanescu, 2013; Hainey, Connolly, Boyle, Wilson and Razak, 2016). GBL refers to the adoption of games in education (de Freitas et al., 2013; Hainey et al., 2016). The term has a long tradition in the theory and practice of pedagogy and psychology. Although it was initially not related to computers, today the term is broadly perceived as ‘digital game based learning’ (Martens et al., 2008). GBL can be adopted to improve the users’ “critical thinking and “problem-solving (Bottino et al., 2007). GBL has been used to teach a diverse range of subjects to children and adults (de Freitas, 2013; de Freitas et al., 2013; Ke, 2016). The earliest known GBL games for educational purposes were war games, a finding that might explain the trend in the diverse number of ‘first person’ shooting games available within the entertainment games market today (de Freitas, 2013). Simulations have been widely used to support training needs across various fields such as military, medical, surgical and business. The trend of using simulations, according to de Freitas (2013) might have had an impact on how games are being integrated into the education context.

 Conference themes around use of Game and Simulation in T&L include :

Game design models and design patterns supporting teaching and learning
Integration and deployment in the classroom (role of instructor, assessment or learning analtyics etc.)
Gamification & Social Game Mechanics
Mobile, Virtual & Mixed reality applications
Evaluation challenges for GSeL

Please register your details below to confirm your attendance at the conference.

Please note that there is no cost to attend this one day conference. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

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