Resources from ATD Core 4 Presentation In Philadelphia

Here are the slides and some resources related to my Core4 ATD my presentation “Thinking Like a Game Designer”.


Here are the slides:



Here’s how to make notes right in PowerPoint.

If you want to try a card game designed for learning for yourself, here are some links:

Learn more about the “Zombie” card games here.

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Here are some resources related to the concepts discussed within the presentation.

Board Games and Card Games: Leading the Learning Game Field in 2018

What’s Old is New Again, Board Games and Card Games for Learning

3 Lessons from Converting a Face-to-Face Role-Play Into an Online Simulation

An Elusive Definition: “Gamification for Learning”

Types of Structural Gamification

Game Element: Freedom

Game Element: Fantasy

Game Element: Strategy

Struggling = Learning

Rules: The Foundation of Games and Gamification for Learning

The Importance of Goals in the Design of Gamification and Games

Three Non-Traditional Gamification Elements for Learning

Games are Valuable in Today’s Corporate Learning Environment

Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing

Six Key Gamification Question for Karl Kapp

Game Elements that Support Learning and Instruction

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

Ten Best Practices for Implementing Gamification

Game-based Learning is NOT Didactic Instruction

7 Things You Should Know about the Gamification of Learning and Instruction


When you are in the classroom or teaching online, you may want to find new and interesting ways to engage students. Here is a course titled How to Increase Learner Engagement which provides ten great ideas for breaking away from the lecture and working toward engaging students on a meaningful level.

Thinking about gamification? Start small and then add more and more game elements. It’s effective from a learning perspective and really engages learners. If you are not sure where to start, check out “The Gamification of Learning.” It will help you think through the gamification process and to create meaningful gamified instruction. Here is a sneak peak.



Also, if you want a personal touch on learning about games, game-thinking or gamification, contact me for consulting or workshop needs. I can even design a learning game for your organization. I run a couple of different workshops and have consulted with organizations around the world on the convergence of learning, technology games, game-thinking and game design.
(although, I have to admit that 2018 is pretty full).

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