[games_access] gender & gaming (non GA related)

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Wed Feb 15 07:31:18 EST 2006

Maybe interesting for you, Michelle, and to whom is interested:

First Call for Papers
International Conference on Gender in Educational Games and Gender Sensitive Approaches to E-Learning
July 6th - July 8th, 2006

Department for Interactive Media and Educational Technology
Danube University Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30, 3500 Krems, Austria
A pdf version of this call can be downloaded from http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imb 

1) Scope of the Conference

The International Conference on Gender in Educational Games and Gender Sensitive Approaches to E-Learning brings together researchers in E-Learning, Gender Studies and Computer Game Studies in order to discuss new original research dealing with gender aspects in education and gaming. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Gender aspects in educational games
- Gender gap in gaming - facts and figures
- Gender stereotypes in games
- Gaming behaviour
- Gender issues in game design and development
- Case studies, best practice examples

Gender aspects in e-learning
- Gender and e-learning - facts and figures
- Gender sensitive didactics
- Management issues
- Implementation issues
- Gender specific experiences with e-learning
- Case studies, best practice examples

2) Submission of Papers

Interested researchers or research teams are invited to submit an extended abstract (approx. 1500 words, pdf format preferred) electronically to the address indicated below. All submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee. Accepted submission will be invited to provide a full paper (5000 - 8000 words) for publication in the printed conference proceedings.

Please email extended abstracts to: imet at donau-uni.ac.at 

3) Important Dates

April 20th, 2006: Extended abstracts due
May 4th, 2006: Notification of acceptance
June 30th, 2006: Full papers due (camera ready)

4) Conference Fees

The conference is supported through funds provided by the European Commission under the Socrates program. Participation at the conference and selected social events is free of charge for all authors.

5) About Danube University Krems

Danube University Krems, conveniently located in one of Europe's most beautiful cultural landscapes close to the Austrian capital of Vienna, has specialized in postgraduate academic studies and offers exclusive programs in the fields of Economics and Management, Telecommunications, Information and Media, European Integration, Environmental and Medical Sciences, as well as of Cultural Studies. Being a European model project as a public postgraduate University, Danube University Krems combines high quality in education, research and consulting with excellence in customer orientation and service. For detailed information please visit the University website at http://www.donau-uni.ac.at.

6) Conference Organisation and Additional Information

Mag. Dr. Sabine Zauchner, MSc (conference chair): sabine.zauchner at donau-uni.ac.at 
DI Dr. Karin Siebenhandl: karin.siebenhandl at donau-uni.ac.at 
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Wagner, MBA: michael.wagner at donau-uni.ac.at
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