Video Games and Learning Symposium

Posted on November 28th, 2012 by Matt

Update: This event is now sold out! However, there is a waiting list for anyone still keen to sign up – for further details please see the Eventbrite page at: http://gameslearning.eventbrite.co.uk/

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.

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 symposium will finish with an opportunity to discuss the themes and ideas raised in the speaker sessions, and tea and coffee will be served. Attendance is free but please register on our Eventbrite page so we know we have enough coffee. The Sir Alwyn Williams Building is just along the road from HATII, on Lilybank Gardens (next to the Queen Margaret Union and opposite the Boyd Orr Building), and the symposium will take place on level five.

This event is funded by the University of Glasgow’s New Initiatives Fund.

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