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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 event is free, and tea and coffee will be served. The Sir Alwyn Williams Building is on Lilybank Gardens, next to the Queen Margaret Union and opposite the Boyd Orr Building, and the symposium will take place on level five.
When & Where
University of Glasgow
Game Think is hosted by HATII at the University of Glasgow in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University, Abertay University, Glasgow School of Art, and Staffordshire University.