Developments in Current Game-Based Learning Design and Deployment

Developments in Current Game-Based Learning Design and Deployment

Patrick Felicia (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland)
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Release Date: July, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 453
ISBN13: 9781466618640|ISBN10: 1466618647|EISBN13: 9781466618657|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1864-0


Educational gaming is becoming more popular at universities, in the military, and in private business. Multidisciplinary research which explores the cognitive and psychological aspects that underpin successful educational video games is therefore necessary to ensure proper curriculum design and positive learning outcomes.

Developments in Current Game-Based Learning Design and Deployment highlights the latest research from professionals and researchers working in the fields of educational games development, e-learning, multimedia, educational psychology, and information technology. It promotes an in-depth understanding of the multiple factors and challenges inherent to the design and integration of game-based Learning environments.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Games Design
  • Assessing and Evaluating Learning Outcomes
  • Educational Game Design
  • Game-Based Learning
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Learning styles, behaviors and personalities
  • Mobile Learning
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
  • Serious games
  • Virtual Learning Environments

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patrick Felicia is a Lecturer, Researcher and Course Leader at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). He works within the Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics. Dr. Felicia earned his PhD in computer science from University College Cork. In WIT, his research and teaching is focused on the use of innovative and engaging educational experiences by combining Gaming Technology, Instructional Design and Educational Psychology. His research interests include Game-Based Learning, Technology-Enhanced Education and Adaptive Educational Systems. Dr. Felicia has presented and published internationally and has conducted several studies on the use and benefits of Game-Based Learning. Please feel free to visit his website at