SMARTlab Manager, Nigel Newbutt, to present findings from his research at the Second Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning (iGBL2012)

More about iGBL2012:

This one-day event will be held in Waterford Institute of Technology on Thursday 7 June 2012, and bring together teachers, students and researchers with an interest in the educational potential of games. This conference will be a great opportunity to learn more about the different educational applications of video games, and network with other like-minded researchers and practitioners.

This year, we are delighted to welcome Derek Robertson (Learning and Teaching Scotland, National Adviser for Emerging Technologies and Learning) as our keynote speaker. Derek has an impressing record in innovative teaching. He has done significant work in the area of Game-Based Learning, and given several inspirational keynotes on how to engage students in the classroom through games. Derek Robertson’s career in education has seen him work as a primary school teacher, a staff tutor in a council education department, a lecturer on the B.ED(P) and PGDE(P) teacher preparation courses at the University of Dundee and now as National Adviser for Emerging Technologies and Learning at Learning and Teaching Scotland. In his current position, he leads the team responsible for exploring and developing the effective uses of computer games to enhance teaching, learning and assessment approaches that underpin Scotland’s new curriculum: Curriculum for Excellence.

In addition, the symposium will include more than 20 presentations from national and international experts in a wide range of areas including: Virtual Worlds in the classroom, using chess to improve cognitive skills and confidence, e-Poetry, games for to improve mental health, Instructional design patterns, adaptive learning strategies, GBL start-ups, Scratch & Kinect, Gamification in the classroom, Alternative Reality Games (ARGs), Role-Playing Games (RPGs), games for health care, or games to teach people with intellectual disabilities.

For more information on presentations please visit this page.

This event promises to be very interesting and attendees are now welcome to register before Friday 25th May 2012.

Registration information is available here.

For more information on iGBL2012, please contact us.

You can also sign up to the iGBL 2012 mailing list by emailing with the subject “mailing list”.

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