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 Quest for Learner Engagement

Gamification, Separating Fact from Fiction

Show the Learner Visible Signs of Their Learning

CODE for 30% off of “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Fieldbook” is WLY14. The link to enter code is HERE.

What is Gamification?


Here is some information on thinking like a game designer. Improve Training: Thinking Like a Game Designer

Here are some elements you can add to your training to elevate the level of engagement. Five Gaming Elements for Effective eLearning

10 Best Practices for Implementing Gamification

8 Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing

8 Gamification of Learning Mistakes you Need to Avoid

Here are a few articles about gamification in action.

The Gamification of Retail Safety and Loss Prevention Training

The Gamification of Sales Force Training

The Gamification of mLearning

Gamification Myths Debunked: How To Sidestep Failure And Boost Employee Learning

July 2012 T&D Article: Games, Gamification and the Quest for Interactive Learning

Here is Chapter One of “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction.”Chapter One of the Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Zombie Run!

Blog Posts of Interest

Six Ways Innovation is Stifled in the Learning Field

Six Ways to Foster Innovation in the Learning Field

What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain

Feedback in Learning Games

Three Videos on Educational Creativity

Put Your Learner at Risk

Engage Your Learner: Add Suspense, Mystery, Intrigue

Two Opposite but Important Elements of Learning

Sorry, Games and Gamification are Not Magic

When to Use #Gamification

Teaching Expert Learners

Information on how to add notes right within PowerPoint.

Here are some blog entries about preparing for the presentation in the spirit of “Show Your Work”

Notes about Looking forward to DevLearn 2014–Describes how the presentation was developed.

Sneak Peak at my DevLearn Presentation–Provides a little more information on the development of the story-based presentation.

If you like the artwork, you can purchase a PowerPoint template which includes all the artwork here. Purchase Detective PowerPoint Template for $39.95 USD.


To learn about gamification and games for learning: Courses

If you’d rather check out an online course on gamification, go to the following link for a ten day free trial at out Karl’s Online Course The Gamification of Learning at

The Gamification of Learning explores how to use game concepts to make your learning design engaging.

The Gamification of Learning explores how to use game concepts to make your learning design engaging.

You can also check out my course on Grant Writing for Education.

Click here to visit a catalog of Resources on this subject.

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