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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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A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bryan Austin, mLevel’s Vice President of Learning Innovation.  I’ve known Bryan for a while and he has always been passionate about games for learning and it was good to catch up with him. We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of […]

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Recap ATD China Summit 2015

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak on the topic of “Games, Gamification and Innovative Learning Techniques” at the ATD China Summit held in Shanghai, China. The summit was a wonderful blend of international speakers, representatives from some of the largest learning companies and organizations in China and ATD leaders. The variety and range of […]

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A Conversation with Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director/CEO of Sponge UK

When I was at Learning2015, I met some wonderful people and one of the people I had the privilege of spending some time with was Louise Pasterfield of the UK company Sponge, UK. Louise showed me some wonderful elearning solutions they’ve developed, shared with me her secrets for hiring good talent and provide great insights […]

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Slides and Resources from My Keynote at The allen EXPERIENCE

Today I had the pleasure of being the closing keynote at The Allen Experience and met some awesome people and had a great time. Here are the slides and other resources from the presentation. Here are the slides. Don't Think Like an Instructional Designer—Think Like a Game Designer from Karl Kapp Here are some other […]

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Game Element: Balance

The concept of “balance” in a game experience encompasses many ideas. Everyone wants to create a balanced game…it’s just…what is a balanced game? Is it the idea of not too challenging but not too difficult? Is it creating an experience that is completely fair with each person having an opportunity to win every time they […]

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