ABOUT ME

Maja is co-ordinator, scientific leader or partner in several EU or national funded 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 100 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 Serious Games Design Summer School and 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 . 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.

AFFILIATIONS

2007 – Present
Associate Professor, University of Applied Sciences – FH Joanneum, Institute of Design & Communication, Graz, Austria

2013 – Present
IBSA Graz in cooperation with FH JOANNEUM; Master of Science of European Project and Public Management, Graz, Austria.

2015 – Present
UPV (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Departamento de Dibujo); Master en Animación, Valencia, Spain.

AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS

2018

Congress Award, Graz; European Conference on Game-Based Learning - October 2017

 

2003
European Science Foundation Award; Exploratory Workshop on Affective and Emotional Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction: Emphasis on game-Based and Innovative Learning Approaches

 

2001
Herta Firnberg Award, Austria; research position (3 years post doc)

2001
ED-MEDIA – Outstanding Paper Award

1998
WebNet – Top Paper

1998
8 months European Union TEMPUS – Personal Mobility Grant for acquiring teaching experience at the Technical University Graz, Institute for Software Technology

1996
1 month Alpe – Adria scholarship for the research work at the Technical University Graz, Institute for Software Technology

1995
grant for the master thesis from the IFATCC (International Federation of Associations of Textile Chemists and Colourists)

1995
4 months grant from the Austrian government, Ministry of Research and Education – for the research work at the Technical University Graz, Institute for Software Technology

1993
4 months grant from the Austrian government, Ministry of Research and Education – for the research work at the Joanneum Research, Graz, Austria

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