Irish Game-based Learning Conference 2016

Wednesday, 28. September 2016
Neil Peirce



On the 1st and 2nd of September the DEVELOP project and the Learnovate Centre welcomed the 6th annual Irish conference on Game Based Learning (IGBL) to Trinity College Dublin. The conference provides a forum for all stakeholders interested in exchanging ideas, projects, and best practice on the use of games and game-based approaches to support motivation, learning, and change. It is a forum for like-minded people (i.e., students, teachers, researchers, or companies) to meet and share this enthusiasm for this platform.

This year’s conference was one of the biggest yet with nearly 100 attendees and over 40 presentations.

The keynote of the conference was given by Derek Robertson (@derekrobertson) from University of Dundee on the topic: “Games are powerful learning tools”.


Derek Robertson presenting the opening keynote
Derek Robertson presenting the opening keynote.


Presentation Abstracts

You can freely view the interactive listing of conference abstracts or download a PDF of the conference abstracts.

The DEVELOP project was presented as a poster at the conference with a focus on the game-based assessment research.


DEVELOP poster
The DEVELOP poster presented at the conference.


Conference organisers


Conference organisers
Conference organisers


Press Coverage

You can find dozens of Tweets about the conference using the hashtag #igbl2016

A press release about the conference was released by Trinity College Dublin and it received coverage in the following Irish media outlets:

Irish Independent (30th August 2016) the-classroom-after-all-35005994.html

Irish Examiner (1st September 2016)

RTE Radio 1, Drivetime show (30th August 2016)

Newstalk Radio, The Right Hook show, (31st August 2016) _The_Right_Hook_Part_1/