Call for Participation: 4th Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning (Cork Institute of Technology, 6th June 2014)

The Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning, now in its 4th year, provides a forum for teachers, lecturers, students and researchers to disseminate research, exchange ideas and best practice on the use of games and gamification for enhancing teaching and learning. The purpose of this symposium is to:

– report on the use of GBL in primary, secondary and third-level education
– provide evidence of the effectiveness of GBL to motivate and learn
– identify how GBL can be included and facilitated in instructional settings

This symposium provides a unique opportunity to share and gather insights on game-based learning and gamification from different perspectives including education, sociology, educational psychology, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), artificial intelligence, game design, game development and instructional design.

Submissions are welcome on any topic related to the use of games and gamification to enhance teaching and learning.

This year the Cork Institute of Technology, in partnership with SEGAN (Serious Games Network), will host iGBL2014 on Friday 6th June 2014 and will offer a dynamic programme with plenty of opportunities for networking and discussion. The programme will include presentations, workshops and pecha kucha sessions as well as interactive poster presentations.

All accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings, with the possibility of publication in the International Journal of Game-Based Learning (IJGBL).

All submission types require that authors submit a 300-500 word abstract to be received by 4th April 2014.

Submissions must be made via the online form: . Please ensure that all required fields are completed.

Abstracts must include the proposed title for the submission, the full names and affiliations of all authors, and the contact details of at least one author. In the case of multiple authors, please specify who will be the presenting author at the symposium.

All submissions will go through a double-blind review process. This review process will take approximately 3 weeks and final notifications will be sent by 28th April 2014. After the presenting author(s) have booked their place at the symposium, the presentation will be fully accepted for inclusion in the programme and book of abstracts.

For more information on this conference, you can contact the organizing committee using the following online form:

You can also contact the conference hosts directly:
– Roisin Garvey:
– Darragh Coakley:

We hope to see you at iGBL2014!

Best Wishes


on behalf of the organizing committee

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