Personal profile

Research Interests

Networked learning; Inquiry-based learning; Technology-enhanced learning in science education; Open Educational Resources and digital repositories; E-learning policies and strategies in Higher Education; Affordances of technological tools and mediating artifacts; Serious games and teacher's support in designing pedagogically-driven games; Students’ experiences of teaching and learning using educational technologies; Quantitative research methodologies with focus on correlation and cluster analysis; Teaching and learning using social software and participatory tools (e.g. blogs, wikis); Teaching and learning using virtual learning environments (e.g. Moodle, Blackboard etc.); Educational Programming Languages (Scratch, eToys, Alice) as a means for enhancing programming skills in schools; Design for learning – supporting and guiding teachers’ decision making processes and learning design interventions; Qualitative research methodologies, especially 'relational' approaches such as phenomenography and naturalistic inquiry

Research Interests

Dr Lameras is a Senior Lecturer at School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, Coventry University. His research interests span the areas of games science research in general and within the research strand of investigating how learning and teaching in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) may be enhanced with the use of games. Teaching and learning aspects in relation to measuring, visualising and analysing data (in-game learning analytics) on student’s deeper learning assessment; as well as exploring metrics and indicators of tracking and monitoring teacher’s ways of guiding learning and enhancing in-game assessment (teaching analytics) are perpetuated through applied-based research.  Petros has worked as a researcher in European and national collaborative Research and Innovation projects exploring the use of technology in learning as well as the integration of games and digital content for developing authentic and meaningful teaching and learning experiences. He has been engaged in supporting and guiding teachers in designing, describing, capturing and representing their teaching ideas by developing and evaluating games for science teacher training in using inquiry-based learning for improving student’s scientific inquiry process. He has been involved in training creative professionals and educators in designing location-based driven games via a visual-based games authoring environment. He has worked autonomously and collaboratively in different instances for developing serious games in accordance to structured processes and agile game development procedures (e.g. JIRA, Unity, 3DSMax, C#, JavaScript, visual programing, rendering engines, narration techniques etc.) for conveying ideas and approaches to create a state of flow, uncertainty and separation mechanics as means to develop engaging, immersive and highly-entertaining games. Petros has been awarded the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) award in UK for currying out research on features of serious games design encompassing an attempt to match game categories / mechanics with learning attributes. He has also been granted the Study Visits Programme part of the LLP for exploring the theme of gamification in education and training with a group of specialists and policy makers across Europe. He is currently supervising four PhD students, one at University of Warwick and three at Coventry University. He has published over 30 scientific journal and conference papers and he is member of scientific committees of high-impact technology-enhanced learning and gamification conferences. Finally, he has received recognition as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy for driving improvement in teaching quality.

 

Education / Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate, Coventry University

1 Jun 201510 Jan 2016

Doctorate, University of Sheffield

1 Oct 200430 Dec 2009

MSc, University of Sheffield

1 Oct 20031 Sep 2004

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Research Output 2008 2016

playing
learning
mechanic
education
specialist

Identifying and classifying learning entities for designing location-based serious games

Anastasiadou, D. & Lameras, P. 24 Nov 2016 p. 133-138

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

End users
Taxonomy
Metadata
Informal learning
Evaluation
Computer games
Innovation
Economics

SimAULA: Creating higher-level gamification through adoption of a learning-objective to game-objective mapping approach

Clarke, S., Lameras, P. & Arnab, S. 2016 Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Games Based Learning, ECGBL 2016. Dechema e.V., Vol. 2016-January, p. 127-134 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

playing
development
objective
learning
Mechanics

Virtual designer: Digital role-playing game for knowledge transferal in design education

Thong, L., Stewart, C. D., Arnab, S. & Lameras, P. Oct 2016 Proceedings of the European Conference on Games-based Learning. Boyle, L. & Connolly, T. M. (eds.). Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, Vol. 2016, p. 862-870

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

playing
student
learning
digital media
test

Activities 2004 2016

  • 26 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Publication peer-review

IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (Journal)

Lameras, P. (Peer Reviewer)
1 Jun 20161 Jun 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review

eMadrid Seminar on "Serious Games"

Lameras, P. (Speaker)
24 May 2016

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

2015 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

Lameras, P. (Session Chair)
19 Nov 201520 Nov 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

American Educational Research Association annual meeting

Lameras, P. (Speaker)
16 Apr 201520 Apr 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

Games and Learning Alliance Conference

Lameras, P. (Speaker)
2 Jul 20144 Jul 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Prizes

Essential Features of Serious Games Design

Petros Lameras (Recipient), 1 Dec 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)