Game based learning in Scotland

A couple of weeks ago, I attended ECGBL 2016 in Paisley, Scottland. The Educational Conference on Game Based Learning or ECGBL, was hosted by ACPI and the University of the West of Scotland, UWS.

Although my research has a focus on game based learning, I am also interested in virtual learning environments in general. In my doctoral thesis I intend to combine theories from game based learning and the data collected by Textmöten. I represented therefore the project during the ECGBL conference with around 200 attendees, including game developers as well as educators. I presented a poster together with my supervisor Hannah Kaihovirta from Åbo Akademi University, and we got a lot of constructive feedback. The conference offered educators interested in games and game developers with an educational interest an opportunity to meet and make new contacts.

I learned a lot during this conference and networked with fascinating people, so I am very happy that Textmöten gave me the opportunity to take part in this conference!

Matilda Ståhl
Doctoral student and research assistant in the Textmöten research project