A Conversation with Álvaro Mas of Hooptap

The other day, I had a wonderful Skype conversation with Álvaro Mas, business developer at Hooptap. He showed me an interesting product to help gamify learning. He also provided some examples of how they are implementing Hooptap solutions in various organizations. Here is some of that interesting conversation. Kapp: What is Hooptap? Mas: Hooptap conceptualizes […]

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A Conversation with Paul Rosa: Co-Founder of Sploops!

One of my many roles at Bloomsburg University is as the Assistant Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) where we encourage college students to think about starting their own business. One team of student’s I’ve had the pleasure of working with are Paul Rosa and Sean Roth who recently secured $115,000 Investment for a […]

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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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DevLearn Resources for Presentation: The Engagement Abyss

Here are some resources related to my DevLearn presentation. Here are the slides from the presentation. B.Y.O.D.: The Engagement Abyss: Three Effective Methods to Engage LearnersEngagementss from Karl Kapp Here are slides related to adding notes right into PowerPoint. Take Notes Right on a PowerPoint Slide from Karl Kapp Articles 8 Types of Stories to […]

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Off to DevLearn 2015

Excited to be headed to DevLearn with a group of 9 students from our graduate program. It is so much fun to bring people new to the field to the DevLearn Conference. We are excited to be part of a large event. The students will get to experience some amazing events. 1) Play to Learn: […]

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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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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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