Welcome to the 6th European conference on Game-Based Learning (ECGBL 2012), a conference held in Cork city, and organized by University College Cork and Waterford Institute of Technology. The conference is sponsored by Fáilte Ireland and IGI-Global. The conference venue is the River Lee Hotel in Cork, Ireland
Throughout the years, ECGBL has been a great opportunity to foster the exchange of new ideas among researchers and practitioners, and to contribute to a better appreciation and a wider adoption of Game-Based Learning (GBL) in Europe. It is therefore a great pleasure to host ECGBL 2012 in Cork, to provide a European forum for discussions on the theme of GBL, to support researchers, teachers and students, and contribute to more engaging and effective teaching and learning practices.