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11th European Conference on Games Based Learning

Hosted by:  The FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Science, Graz, Austria
5-6 October 2017

Purchase Proceedings

The Electronic Proceedings from ECGBL  are included in your registration and are available to download for conference participants.  They are also available to purchase in 2 different formats.

  • CD Version - £50 plus Postage  and Packaging
  • Printed Version - £60 plus Postage and Packaging

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Winners at ECGBL

PhD Joint Winners

An Integrated Puzzle Game for Learning Programming Based on Students Syntactical Errors
Alexander  Soska and Jürgen Mottok, OTH Regensburg, Germany


The Knowledge Triangle Cards: Supporting University-Society collaborations
Laura Gottlieb, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Best Masters Paper

Increasing Student Motivation and Awareness of Career Opportunities Through Gamification
Adam McGuire, Daire O Broin, Ken Power, PJ White and Colin Deevy, Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland

Best Poster

The Worst Thing is When we do not use it: Developing an Approach to Study the Impact of iMo-Learn in Danish Schools
Christina Meisner Jørgensen and Lars Elbæk, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

5th International Educational Game Competition Winners at ECGBL 2017

Overall and Web Based Winners

Datak: A serious game about personal data
Julien Schekter & Bastien von Wyss, RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse), Switzerland

Winner Non-Digital and Apps

Karaafar: An Educational Card Game
Ali  Noferesty, Misaq Javid Ayandesazan, I.R.Iran

Winner Computer Based

Heide Luksoch, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Special Mention

A Midsummer Night's Dream Replayed: Literature: Turning digital
Tanja Trobok, Crowded Room Studio, Serbia

Games in Development Competition

1st Place

M.E.C.S: mathematics educational card system
Chiu Lun Chan, Yu Xin Chen, Kin Ng Cheuk, Ho Fai Chong and Lam Ka Yin, Pak Kau College, Hong Kong, China

2nd Place

Conserve to Survive
Ian Dunwell, Coventry University, UK

3rd Place

History Explorer
Tomohiro Sasaki, Future University Hakodate, Japan

Executive Committee

Conference Chair: FH-Prof DI Dr. Maja Pivec,  FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Science, Graz, Austria

Programme Chair:Prof. Dr. Josef (Seppo) Gründler,  FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Science, Graz, Austria

Keynote Speakers:

Jörg Hofstätter, Ovos
Experiences of a Serious Games Developer

Carlo Perrotta, University of Leeds and Dr. Mata Haggis, Breda University of Applied Science
The serious business of leisure, and the leisure of serious business: the changing discourses of video games

A Message of Thanks

We extend our thanks to all participants at the conference, both presenters and attendees and gratefully acknowledge the support of The FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Science,
Graz, Austria and the assistance provided by the Conference and Programme Chairs and keynote speakers. The stream and mini track chairs are to be applauded for their efforts in ensuring that timekeeping requirements were respected by all participants and the chair and discussants of the PhD Colloquium are thanked for their invaluable contribution to this important part of the conference.

Finally, we value and unreservedly acknowledge the essential role performed by the executive and programme committees in respect of the double blind review process.

We trust that that overall the conference exceeded your expectations; we welcome your feedback

ECGBL 2016, Paisley, Scotland

Best PhD Paper
Serious Game Facilitates Conceptual Change About Molecular Emergence Through Productive Negativity (RCT)
Andrea Gautier, University of Toronto, Canada

Best Masters Paper
Bricolage Programming and Problem Solving Ability in Young Children: An Exploratory Study
Simon Rose  Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Best  Poster
Edutainment,: A New Approach to Non-Formal Education Opportunities
Moeeni Leila, Edutainment for Youth (E4Y), UK

4th International Educational Game Competition Winners

Overall Winner
Curcuit Warz
Michael Callaghan, Niall McShane and Augusto Gomez Eguiluz, Ulster University, UK

Also winner of the installed on a computer category. For more details click here.

2nd Place
Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit, Aarhus University, Denmark

Also winner of the non-digital games category. For more details click here.