This site is the home of the  Game2Learn research group. Here you can find the latest information on the research projects the laboratory has been working on. The Game2Learn laboratory is directed by Dr. Tiffany Barnes of the Center for Educational Informatics at North Carolina State University.


Our laboratory focuses on a wide range of game related research topics, from educational and serious games, to mobile and ubiquitous interaction techniques. Some examples of the research projects in our laboratory have included, how to teach students computer programming using computer games, what elements of games are best to leverage to improve learning gains, and what techniques can be developed to use social networking games to improve learning. In addition we have looked at new ways to analyze how students use games as well as data mining techniques for getting a better understanding how students learn. Check the research page to find out more information.


The Game2Learn group has many students and is always looking to recruit hard working, skilled and motivated students. As such, there are numerous ways for you to become a member of the Game2Learn research group. If you are an undergraduate student interested in doing a senior project for Dr. Barnes, check here. For students interested in participating in the summer Research Experience for Undergraduates check out the REU page for information how. For Masters or Doctoral students interested in working in our laboratory, check the research projects page and contact Dr. Barnes directly with information about which project interests you the most. Also for post-doctoral students interested in educational software, educational data mining, or other similar topics found on the research page, contact Dr. Barnes for additional information and the currently available opportunities for working with the Game2Learn research group.

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