The 25st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2017, Christchurch, New Zealand

The 1st Workshop on Digital Game-Based Leaning and Gamification Instructional Strategies
for K-12 Schools

Conference Dates:
December, 4-8, 2017
Rydges Latimer hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand

Style of workshop

This workshop will be a mini-conference, and the expected number of attendees is about 25-40. Paper presentations and discussions will be scheduled in the workshop.

Workshop Overview

The theme of this workshop is the applications of Game-based Learning and Gamification Instructional strategy in elementary and high school. These applications including designing and employing digital education games, as well as the theoretical development, educational game demonstrations, empirical studies, case studies, action researches and practices of adapting technology with gamification mechanisms in elementary and high school education. This workshop would be organized in varied formats of research presentation, including oral presentations or live demonstrations of the proposed educational games. Researchers, elementary and high school teachers as well as practitioners in education related industries are welcome to attend this workshop.

Call For Papers & Paper submission

The 1st Workshop on “Digital Game-Based Leaning and Gamification Instructional Strategies for K-12 Schools” will be held on December, 4-8, 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand. This workshop seeks for full, short papers, live demonstrations and practices of Game-Based leaning and Gamification Instructional Strategy in Elementary and High School.:


The aims of this workshop are to provide a platform for the academic researchers, elementary and high school teachers, instructional designers and developers around the world to communicate on the instructional design and teaching experiences that involved game-based learning and gamification. Topics in this workshop include the applications of game-based learning design, development of educational games, gamified teaching plan and practices in elementary and high schools. This workshop is to be organized as an interactive session for a half-day. Besides oral paper presentations, the participants are encouraged to introduce live demonstrations for their proposed educational games, which are expected to promote the interaction and communication among participants.


Topic of interest to this workshop will include but not be limited to:

● Literature Review, Theoretical and Trends of Game-Based Learning or
  Gamified Teaching
● Applications and Development of Educational Games in Elementary and
  High School Teaching
● Action Researches/Case Studies of Employing Game-Based Learning in Elementary and
  High School
● Gamed-Based Learning Activity Design and Teaching Plan
● Adapting Technology in Gamified Teaching Activity
● Empirical Studies of Game-Based Learning and Gamified Teaching Activity
● Process Analysis of Game-Based Learning and Gamified Teaching Activity
● Students’ Feedbacks on Game-Based Learning and Gamified Teaching Activity
● Interface Design of Digital Educational Game
● Adapting Technology in Board Game or Physical Game
● Management of Teacher Community for Game-Based Learning and Gamified Teaching
● Social Culture Issues on Game-Based Learning and Gamified Teaching



Important things to check before submission:
1. the page limit for full paper is 8 pages, for short paper is 5 pages
2. make sure the format follows the template in the Author Guidelines of ICCE 2017

Please kindly submit your paper via e-mail titled with "K-12Workshop + first author" to before August 18, 2017


Important Dates & Schedule

Workshop Organizers

● Huei-Tse Hou Ph.D ( )
Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Huei-Tse Hou is a Distinguished Professor of Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. His research interest focuses on Game-based Learning and behavioral pattern analysis. He is also the Director of Mini-Educational Game development Group in E-learning Research Center in National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST MEG). He serves as an editorial board member or a reviewer for more than 15 international academic journals.


● Shu-Ming Wang Ph.D
Associate professor, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

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Shu-Ming Wang is an Associate professor in the Department of Information Management, School of Continuing Education at Chinese Culture University. His particular research interests include teaching and learning through digital technology, creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship, electronic commerce, online consumer and learner behaviors.


● Feng-Kuang Chiang Ph.D
Associate professor, Beijing Normal University, China

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Feng-Kuang Chiang is an Associate professor in the School of Educational Technology, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, China. His particular research interests include game-based learning and STEM education.

Program Committee Members (To be invited)

Niwat SRISAWASDI, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Feng-Kuang Chiang, Beijing Normal University, China
Huei-Tse Hou, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Mingfong Jan, National Central University, Taiwan
Meng-Tzu Cheng, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Morris Jong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Shu-Ming WangG, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
Sheng-Yi Wu, National Pingtung University, Taiwan.
Chih-Ming Chu, National Ilan University, Ilan, Taiwan


Important Dates & Schedule

Submission deadline for workshop papers: August 18, 2017
Acceptance notification of workshop papers: September 8, 2017
Final camera-ready version due for workshop papers: September 15, 2017

Contact Information

Huei-Tse Hou Ph.D(