This call for participants has just come through and may be of interest to some in the gd.ie community. It takes place across the pond in June.
D e s i g n i n g A n d D e p l o y i n g G a m e s F o r L e a r n i n g
a workshop at the 1st World Conference for Fun ‘n Games, June 26, 2006, 10am-5pm, Preston, England
F O C U S
This workshop is intended as an interactive forum in which to discuss the important issues and challenges that arise when attempting to capture the knowledge sharing process involved in the design and development of game environments for learning. It will offer new perspectives on the range of expertise required for undertaking this process, based primarily
on the work of the ongoing Learning patterns for the design and deployment of mathematical games project.
The workshop will focus on motivating the use of a design pattern approach, drawing on the project’s literature review, typologies, and evolving sets of case studies and patterns. To this end participants will engage in the hands-on development of design patterns, facilitated by experts in the field. The aim is to disseminate the use of patterns
as an enabling tool for sharing good practice through pattern-specific communication and knowledge sharing.
This workshop will run for six hours and is expected to attract between twenty to thirty participants. We will initiate the discussions by short presentations from participants and organisers. After that, we will split into small groups of participants from mixed backgrounds.
O U T C O M E S
* Gain both a theoretical perspective and a pragmatic understanding of how to apply design patterns in your work.
* Network with colleagues with common interests
* An edited video of the workshop highlights will be made available from http://www.lkl.ac.uk/video and from the learning patterns site.
* The patterns developed throughout the day will be made available and continuously refined through the learning patterns site.
S U B M I S S I O N
17h00 GMT, 22 May 2006
Notification of Acceptance
24 May 2006
Early Registration Deadline
25 May 2006 (Free for conference attendees, £60 for workshop only)
Please send a one page position paper to Yishay Mor by 22 May 2006.
You will then be provided with a code for registration on the conference web site. Note that early bird registration
ends 25 May 2006.
O R G A N I Z E R S
Yishay Mor, http://www.lkl.ac.uk/people/mor.html
Niall Winters, http://www.lkl.ac.uk/people/winters.html