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Resources from Texas Distance Learning Association Keynote

Here are some resources related to gamification and, more importantly, thinking like a game designer when creating instruction from my fun keynote with everyone form the Texas Distance Learning Association. What a wonderful group of dedicated and “fun” professionals, they really are a family. Here are the slides of my keynote. Quest for Learning Engagement: […]

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A Conversation with Warren Apel, Co-founder of Scholastico

I recently connected with Warren Apel, an internationally-recognized leader in educational technology. After working in international schools for 17 years, he co-founded EdTech startup Scholastico. As an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator, he has given presentations, workshops and keynotes on educational technology at conferences around the world. We talked about his experience as […]

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Being a Professional Professor

It seems to me that higher education is being attacked from all angles–from literal, violent attacks on campuses to an almost systematic effort to defund public education in the United States. But on the bright side, I work with wonderful, dedicated professors everyday at Bloomsburg University and across the globe who are dedicated to bettering […]

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Keynote Resources for RECAP Conference #WCURECAP

Here are my slides from my Keynote at RECAP, really enjoyed the event and meeting such wonderful and dedicated faculty! So impressed with the dedication and creativity of the folks I’ve met. 8 Types of Stories to Effect Change Storytelling and Instructional Design Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing Games, Gamification and the […]

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Webinar Resources: Emerging Training & Education Strategies for Homeland Security #FRwebinar

Here are some resources related to my topic of About Games, Gamification and Learning: Insights from Research. Book on Topic CODE for 30% off of “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Fieldbook” is WLY14. The link to enter code is HERE. What is Gamification? Articles Here is some information on thinking like a game designer. […]

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Why Make/Play Learning

Over the years of providing instructional experiences to graduate students, middle school students, high school students and community college students as well as learning and development professionals, I have learned that one of most powerful learning experiences is when it is hands-on and when the learning is reinforced over time. This powerful combination leads to […]

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Gamification Foundations and Future

What are the foundations of gamification? In recent thinking about gamification, I think there are four foundational elements in any type of gamification effort. Gamification involves engagement, autonomy, mastery and the sense of progression. Engagement-The learner needs to be engaged with the content, thinking about it, interacting with it and reacting to what happens with […]

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