Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners 

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Based on the bestselling learning book, “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” this presentation introduces, defines, and describes the concepts of gamification, games for learning and interactivity. It then dissects the elements of games and describes how they can be applied to the design and development of interactive learning. 
 

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Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners 

  1. 1. TrainingMagNetwork presents a complimentary webinar Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners Karl Kapp, Assistant Director of Bloomsburg Universitys Institute for Interactive Technologies Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Time:  12:30PM Pacific / 3:30PM Eastern (60 Minute  Session) REGISTER or VIEW RECORDING: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/karlkapp_aug7
  2. 2. Session Description:Based on the bestselling learning book, “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” this presentation introduces, defines, and describes the concepts of gamification, games for learning and interactivity. It then dissects the elements of games and describes how they can be applied to the design and development of interactive learning. REGISTER or VIEW RECORDING: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/karlkapp_aug7
  3. 3. The presentation is based on solid research including peer-reviewed resultsfrom dozens of studies that offer insights into why game-based thinking andmechanics makes for vigorous learning tools. Not all games or gamificationefforts are the same, creating engaging learning using game-based thinkingrequires matching instructional content with the right game mechanics andgame thinking. Moving beyond the theoretical considerations, the presentationexplores three methods for designing interactive learning based on conceptsfrom games. REGISTER or VIEW RECORDING: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/karlkapp_aug7
  4. 4. About Karl KappKarl M. Kapp, Ed.D., CFPIM, CIRM, is a consultant, scholar, and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. His background teaching e-learning classes, knowledge of adult learning theory, and experience training CEOs and front line staff provides him with a unique perspective on organizational learning. His experience with technology companies and high-tech initiatives provides him with insights into the future of technology. He shares those insights and perspectives through writing, consulting and coaching with clients in the field of e- learning. REGISTER or VIEW RECORDING: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/karlkapp_aug7
  5. 5. Dr. Kapp understands how to promote effective e-learning withinorganizations. He received his Doctorate of Education in Instructional Designat the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Kapp is a full professor ofInstructional Technology at Bloomsburg University. He teaches a unique classin which students are formed into "companies," write a business plan, receivean e-learning Request for Proposal (RFP), respond with a proposal, develop aworking prototype, and present their solution to representatives fromvarious corporations. REGISTER or VIEW RECORDING: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/karlkapp_aug7
  6. 6. As Assistant Director of Bloomsburg Universitys internationally acclaimedInstitute for Interactive Technologies (IIT), Dr. Kapp helps government,corporate and non-profit organizations leverage learning technologies topositively impact employee productivity and organizational profitabilitythrough the effective use of e-learning. He provides advice on e-learningdesign, learning infrastructures and e-learning technologies. REGISTER or VIEW RECORDING: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/karlkapp_aug7
  7. 7. Dr. Kapp has worked with such clients as Aetna Healthcare, AT&T, Black andDecker, CIGNA Healthcare, Johnson and Johnson, LOREAL, PennsylvaniaDepartment of Public Welfare, Sovereign Bank, Toys R Us, the PPL utilitycompany and many other large and small organizations helping them toimplement effective e-learning solutions. REGISTER or VIEW RECORDING: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/karlkapp_aug7
  8. 8. He is a frequently sought expert in the e-learning field. He has beeninterviewed by such magazines as Software Strategies, KnowledgeManagement, Distance Learning and TRAINING. Dr. Kapp has publisheddozens of articles and business reports on the topics of organizationallearning and the impact of e-learning. His two most recent books areIntegrated Learning for ERP Success: A Learning Requirements PlanningApproach (CRC Press) and Winning E-Learning Proposals: The Art ofDevelopment and Delivery (J. Ross Publishing). Both of which discuss theimpact of e-learning on organizations. REGISTER or VIEW RECORDING: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/karlkapp_aug7
  9. 9. Additionally, Dr. Kapp is a noted technologist with a vision toward the futureof technology, learning and business operations. He is the software editor fora manufacturing trade journal and is an external evaluator for two AdvancedTechnology Education (ATE) grants funded by the National ScienceFoundation (NSF). One of the ATE projects he evaluates is the National Centerfor Telecommunications Technology (NCTT). He also sits on the board ofseveral technologies companies. Dr. Kapp is instrumental in the creation ofthe Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center; a technology-rich restored1800s mansion in rural Northeast Pennsylvania which is attracting existingtechnology companies and incubating new ones because of its location andtechnological amenities. REGISTER or VIEW RECORDING:  http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/karlkapp_aug7
  10. 10. Dr. Kapp is committed to helping organizations develop a strategic,enterprisewide approach to organizational e-learning. He believes that theeffective convergence of learning and technology are the keys to increasedproductivity and profitability. For further information, visit his web-site atwww.karlkapp.com. REGISTER or VIEW RECORDING:  http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/karlkapp_aug7

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