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David.C.GibsonProf. David Gibson, Director Learning Engagement, Curtin University

Associate Professor David Gibson is Director of Learning Engagement at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. He works as a thought leader, educational researcher, learning scientist, professor and innovator. With funding from National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, MacArthur Foundation, EDUCAUSE, and others, Gibson’s research focuses on games and simulations in education, complex systems analysis, design and improvement of cyberlearning applications, and the use of technology to personalize learning via cognitive modeling, design and implementation. He has published 8 books, 12 chapters, and over 50 articles and presentations on these topics. He is the creator of simSchool, a classroom flight simulator for preparing educators, and eFolio an online performance-based assessment system.




Dr. Igor MayerProf. Igor Mayer is an associate professor of Public Management and Gaming in the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He is also a director of the Delft Centre for Process Management and Simulation (CPS, ). He is a co-founder of SAGANET – the Netherlands Simulation and Gaming Association - and a member of the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG). He is a participant in and co-founder of the Platform for Virtual Worlds (Platform Virtuele Werelden, PVW). He lectures in policy sciences and/or gaming and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on (serious) gaming / virtual worlds. Over the years and in various partnerships he initiated, developed and facilitated a large number of simulation-games and research projects. He published his work in many international peer reviewed journals and books.













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