Archive for Games

“Play to Learn” Book Tour has Begun (Live and Online)

So excited to be able to say that PLAY TO LEAN, the book Sharon Boller and I have been crafting, writing and assembling is finally available. The book is based on a workshop we’ve been conducting for years and combines our findings, best practices, aha moments and game design thinking insights.  We’ve put these “lessons […]

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TK Session Resources:Thinking Like a Game Designer

Here are some resources related to gamification and, more importantly, thinking like a game designer when creating instruction. Here are the slides of my keynote. TH504 – Stop Thinking Like an Instructional Designer: Start Thinking Like a Game Designer from Karl Kapp Also, many people ask me how I am able to add notes directly […]

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2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

In my work with games and gamification I have the opportunity to travel around the globe talking to folks who are working on various aspects of games and gamification from vendors to practitioners to consultants. During this year, I’ve seen a number of universal trends that are worth noting. If you want a quick video […]

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InSync Presentation Resources: Case of the Disengaged Learner

Great time presenting webinar for InSync Training today, here are some resources including the slides from the presentation. Case of the Disengaged Learner: InSync Training Presentation from Karl Kapp If you are interested, you can buy the Detective characters and template here. It’s great to shortcut the entire development process. Many people ask me how […]

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Keynote Resources for New Designs for Learning: Games & Gamification Conference

Great time at the New Designs for Learning: Games and Gamification Conference. Met so many wonderful people and had a great time discussing games and gamification. Here are the slides from the keynote: Case of the Disengaged Learner: New Designs for Learning Conference from Karl Kapp Also, many people ask me how I am able […]

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Keynote Resources: Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

Great time at the education conference. Met a number of new friends and caught up with some long time friends! Wonderful conference discussing all the great things happening in higher education around distance learning and interactive learning. Here are the slides of my keynote. The Case of the Disengaged Distance Learner from Karl Kapp Also, […]

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Game Element: Fantasy

Recently, Deena Skolnick Weisberg, a senior fellow in the department of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote an interesting article titled “Why kids can learn more from tales of fantasy than realism.” The article reminded me of some work I’ve done recently in looking at the role of fantasy in learning and why fantasy […]

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