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Faculty Led Experiential Education Abroad Program Approved [Destination: Switzerland]

Last week, I received notification that the faculty led short term experiential education abroad program I proposed to the UTampa Office of International Program was approved. So, who is coming with me to Switzerland? The name of the program is “Teaching and Learning in Switzerland.” The study abroad advisor from the Office of International Programs mentioned that alumni can join as “non-degree seeking students.”

Save the dates: May 6 – 15, 2018


More info coming soon!

Academia, Research, Writing

Advances in Game-Based Learning Book Series: Request for Book Proposal

Greetings Members of the AECT R&T Division,

My co-editors and I would like to invite you to submit a proposal for an edited- or authored- book for the Springer book series titled “Advances in Game-Based Learning.”

This series is intended to present current perspectives on the problems and obstacles faced in the adoption of games for instruction. Although promising, the acceptance of game-based learning (GBL) is not universal. Important questions remain: Who can afford to invest in games for learning? How do teachers know if their students are learning the right things from games? How can GBL facilitate assessment of higher order learning outcomes?

The books in this series will present innovative and worthwhile research methodologies and development tools seeking to solve current problems and obstacles faced in the adoption of game-based learning for learning and instruction.

The book series is aimed at covering various subject areas, including but not limited to:
Higher Education
Vocational Education
Business Education
Health Education
Design & Development
More information about the book series can be found on the Springer website at

The book proposal form can be downloaded from

Should you have questions about the book series please contact one of the series editors: Dirk Ifenthaler (; Scott Warren ( or Deniz Eseryel (

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,
Deniz Eseryel, on behalf of

Dirk Ifenthaler, Scott Warren, & Deniz Eseryel
Series Editors, Advances in Game Based Learning