Special Session in EDUCON2016

Created on 05 November 2015

Special SessionSpecial Session "STEAM Technologies for Engineering Learning"


Date: 10-13 April 2016

Venue: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Best Poster Award at the ECGBL 2014 for mLab

Created on 14 October 2014


We are happy to announce that our team has won the "Best Poster Award" at the 8th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL), which was hosted by the Research and Training Center for Culture and Computer Science (FKI) at the University of Applied Sciences HTW in Berlin, Germany (9-10 October 2014). 

The short paper entitled "HistoryLand: a Serious Game for History Learning in Primary Education", which was presented by our team as a poster during the conference, was awarded the best poster prize following a blind voting process.

Title: HistoryLand: a Serious Game for History Learning in Primary Education 

Authors & AffiliationStergios Tegos, Maria Kioumousidou, Maria Vavami, Dimitra Kioutsiouki, Dimitris Gkoumas, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos

Abstract: Research has indicated that games can positively impact learning by providing a potentially motivating and engaging learning environment that can complement traditional education. This is especially important for such domains as History, which students often consider to be one of the least appealing learning subjects. In this paper, we present the design of the prototype online game HistoryLand, along with an evaluation study conducted in the context of a Greek primary school course on Modern History. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of the game on students’ immersion, collaboration, knowledge improvement and enjoyment. The findings of the study revealed a positive students’ opinion about the HistoryLand game, which was perceived as useful for comprehension of the historical events discussed in class.

Conference IMCL2014

Created on 12 December 2013


ConferenceIMCL2014 – 2014 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

Date: 13 - 14 November 2014

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Submission Date: 9 June 2014

Conference ICALT 2014

Created on 24 October 2013


Conference: The 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT2014)

Date: 7-10 July 2014

Venue: Athens, Greece

Submission Date (Full paper, Short paper, Poster): 1 February 2014

Conference ECGBL 2013

Created on 20 March 2013


Conference: 7th European Conference on Games Based Learning

Date: 3-4 October 2013

Venue: Porto, Portugal

Submission Date (Abstract): 29 March 2013

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