PhD Candidate at UGBS Appointed Vice President of Information System Special Interest Group

PhD Candidate at UGBS Appointed Vice President of Information System Special Interest Group
Feb 05, 2020

A third-year PhD candidate with the Department of Operations and Management Information Systems (OMIS) of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS),  has been appointed as the Vice President of the Association for Information System Special Interest Group on Game Design and Research (SIGGAME). Mr. Kingsley Ofosu-Ampong’s appointment took effect from December 2019. The Association for Information Systems is the highest body in the field of Information Systems and SIGGAME aims to explore the relationship between IS and digital games.

This makes him the first executive member from the University of Ghana to ascend the high office of AIS Special Interest Groups. Mr. Ofosu-Ampong's research covers several forms of information systems such as motivational information systems, for example, gamification and game-based learning and learning management systems. His research has been supervised by Professor Richard Boateng (Lead), Dr. Thomas Anning-Dorson and Dr. Emmanuel Awuni Kolog.

Mr. Ofosu-Ampong has authored empirical and theoretical papers on these topics from the perspective of information systems science and human-computer interaction; mostly in the field of education (learners, educators and systems). His research has been published in prestigious avenues such as Education and Information Technologies and Americas Conference of Information Systems. He has also been offered reviewer capacities to several journals and conferences on gamification in education.

As Vice President of SIGGAME, Mr. Ofosu-Ampong is responsible for increasing the association’s membership base, enhance publication in the field and encourage sectoral conference meetings on games and gamification research. Mr. Ofosu-Ampong is ecstatic about the opportunity and feels it is a good boost to his career.

UGBS is proud of Mr. Kingsley Ofosu-Ampong and congratulates him on his new appointment.

Below are the links to Mr. Ofosu-Ampong’s research papers.


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