We are pleased to announce the celebration of the 1st International Workshop on Gamification and Games for Learning (GamiLearn’17) in conjunction with CIVE’17, on June 5-6, 2017 in Tenerife, Spain. This workshop is open to contributions from researchers, practitioners and industry in the application of gamification or games in learning environments.
The inclusion of game-like experiences during the design process of learning experiences has been tried and tested as a means to engage students. This approach can be applied either by considering game design principles in the course structure layout (i.e gamification) or directly using games as discrete learning resources. From a research standpoint, this topic has arised great interest, as reflected in the amount of academic publications in the recent years, especially those showing hands-on experiences.
This workshop aims to cover all aspects in gamification and games for learning, being welcome topics such as: user studies, design frameworks, techniques and strategies, methodologies, tools and applications, ecosystems, analysis and assessment processes, personalization approaches, systems integrations, data management, and architectures, as well as any work in progress, etc. Its main objective is to bring together stakeholders with the aim of encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences.
Universidad de La Laguna (ULL) is an institution located on the island of Tenerife, the largest of the seven Canary Islands with two hundred years of history, an educational reference point for the Canary Islands. Although it has traditionally focused on humanistic, experiential and social science studies, in the last decade it has broadened its catalogue of degree courses into short technical courses, which are continually being adapted to society’s needs.
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is an Internet-centered university that is rooted in Barcelona, offering lifelong learning while carrying out research into the knowledge society. Its educational model is based on personalization and accompanying students using e-learning. Based on an innovative educational model that focuses on the student, UOC offers them a top quality and personalized education that helps them to be more competitive and contributes to the progress of society.