Professor DI Dr. Maja Pivec

Maja Pivec, Ph.D, is professor of Game Based Learning and Learning with Multimedia at the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM in Graz, Austria. For her research achievements Maja Pivec received in the year 2001 Herta Firnberg Award (Austria) in the field of computer science. In the 2003 she was awarded by European Science Foundation in form of a grant for an interdisciplinary workshop organisation in the field of affective and emotional aspects of human-computer interaction, with emphasis on game-based learning and innovative learning approaches.

She is co-ordinator, scientific leader or partner in several EU or national founded projects. She is editor and co-editor of three book publications in the area of innovative learning approaches. She is guest editor of British Journal of Educational Technology, Special issue on learning from games, May 2007. She was hosting European Conference on Game-Based Learning in 2009. Her research work is published and presented at more than 90 international conferences and publications.

She is editorial board member of eLearning Papers and international advisory board member of MJET – Malaysian Journal of Educational Technology. She is Program Committee member of GAMEON conferences, of ECGBL and jury member for MEDEA Awards. She is reviewer for European Science Foundation and for British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET).

She is initiator of the #SGDSS – Serious Games Design Summer School (www.summerschool.engagelearning.eu). She is a project partner of the GREAT (www.projectgreat.eu) and Serious Sports (www.serious-sports.org) EC funded projects. Maja was the initiator of the ENGAGE portal and project co-ordinator of the Engage Learning EC funded Project for the dissemination of GBL resources and project outputs (www.engagelearning.eu). She was partner in Imagine Games project  project aimed at influencing policy makers’ perceptions and actions to support a marked increase in piloting and mainstreaming of GBL.

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