Toward a Play Management System for Play-Based Learning

  • Eric Sanchez
  • Claudine Piau-Toffolon
  • Lahcen Oubahssi
  • Audrey Serna
  • Iza Marfisi-Schottman
  • Guillaume Loup
  • Sébastien George
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9891)


This position paper is dedicated to describing a preliminary model of an integrated system, called Play Management System (PMS). PMS is designed to support both players and teachers to deliver, use, manage and track play situations. This PMS model results from a design-based research methodology. Our approach focuses on (1) the learners and the situation that emerges when they play the game, rather than the system dedicated to play and (2) the teachers who want to manage a game-based learning situation. Thus, we argue for a shift from a game-based to a play-based perspective.


Game-based learning Play management system Classroom orchestration Design-based research Teachers’ requirement analysis 



The JEN.lab project is a multi-disciplinary project funded by the French Research Agency (ANR-13-APPR-0001). The authors want to thank the students and teachers for their full support and key contributions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Sanchez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Claudine Piau-Toffolon
    • 3
  • Lahcen Oubahssi
    • 3
  • Audrey Serna
    • 4
  • Iza Marfisi-Schottman
    • 3
  • Guillaume Loup
    • 3
  • Sébastien George
    • 3
  1. 1.Ecole Normale Supérieure de LyonLyonFrance
  2. 2.University of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland
  3. 3.Université Bretagne Loire, Université du Maine, LIUMLe MansFrance
  4. 4.INSA de Lyon, LIRIS, UMR5205LyonFrance

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