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First Call 4 Papers: 10th European Conference On Games Based Learning

This is the first call for papers for the 10th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL 2016) hosted by University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland on 6-7 October 2016.

This call will close on 17th of March 2016.

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.

Organizers 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.

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Publication opportunities

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. Papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development and publication in the:

Electronic Journal of e-Learning (ISSN 1479-4403) – now indexed by SCOPUS
International Journal of Game-Based Learning published by the Information Resource Management Association (DOI: 10.4018/IJGBL, ISSN: 2155-6849, EISSN: 2155-6857)
Serious Games published by the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) Endorsed Transactions

Game Competition

The 4th International Educational Game Competition at ECGBL 2016 will be held at The University of Paisley in Scotland on 6-7 October 2016. In the first instance the organizers will be asking for abstracts describing the game and further information will be sent to applicants thereafter.