|Maja Pivec, Ph.D, professor of Game Based Learning and Learning with Multimedia at the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM in Graz, Austria|
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 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 EC 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. Her research work is published and presented at more than 90 international conferences and publications.
She is member of Laboratory For Decision Processes And Knowledge-Based Systems, University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Slovenia. She is also international advisory board member of MJET – Malaysian Journal of Educational Technology. She is Program Committee member of GAMEON conferences and F.R.O.G. conference, and is a reviewer for European Science Foundation and for British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET).
She was scientific leader of the UniGame EC Minerva funded project and project co-ordinator for both SIG-GLUE EC eLearning project and of Austrian national project AdeLE. She is currently the project co-ordinator for the Engage project, disseminating methodologies and resources though the European Game-Based Learning portal – www.engagelearning.eu