Robert Rasmussen and the Power of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY | Episode 237

Listen to this episode on your phone! Managing Director and Chief Facilitator. A former employee of LEGO, Robert is a main architect of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methodology and co-author of the book Building a Better Business Using the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method. After several years and more than 20 iterations, he and his team developed the concept into the reproducible and robust methodology it is today. He is the Continue Reading →

Dan Bennett Uses Creative Behavioral Science | Episode 236

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dan leads the behavioural science practice within Ogilvy Consulting London looking after clients from the public and private sectors. He is a Practitioner, Speaker and Writer on the creative application of behavioural science to the world’s stickiest challenges. Joining the practice at its commencement in 2012, he has worked on over 80 of the world’s major brands & organisations.  He has a diverse Continue Reading →

Will Rush Teaching Finance with Gamification | Episode 235

Listen to this episode on your phone! Over the past twelve years, Will has worked with seven different billion-dollar banking and securities companies. During that time, he witnessed long-time industry incumbents lose market share to FinTech unicorns, as products democratized access to financial markets and minted millions of new investors overnight. Will felt that the industry had prioritized access over education, and in the process failed to appropriately equip new Continue Reading →

Noa Lahav is Cross-pollinating Games-based Learning | Episode 234

Listen to this episode on your phone! Noa Lahav is a community manager at the Tech Innovation Unit in the Israeli Ministry of Education, and head of Start GameDev – a unique program where teachers become game developers, using a no-code game engine. They learn from top game designers and have weekly meetings with a personal mentor. We (the Ministry of Education) will share the games with all teachers and Continue Reading →

Danielle Orsino Goes Deep into Worldmaking | Episode 233

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Danielle M. Orsino is a fantasy novelist whose lifelong vision is to create whimsical realms that her readers can escape to. Her compelling word-weaving pays homage to a multitude of personal muses, from Chris Claremont and George Pérez (both famous comic book writers) to Anne Rice and Wonder Woman. The creative spark of storytelling has been with Danielle ever since she was Continue Reading →

Tammie Schrader Got Into Games Before Playing Them | Episode 232

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Tammie Schrader is a science and computer science coordinator at Northeast Washington Education Service 101 for the State of Washington.  She serves 59 public schools in their science and computer science implementation.  Recently, Tammie has worked with the Department of Education and been a guest at their Education Games Expo in Washington D.C.  She also spoke at the White House Game Jam Continue Reading →

Barbara Chamberlin Gets People Thinking About Games and Education | Episode 231

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Barbara Chamberlin directs research and development at the Learning Games Lab at New Mexico State University. She first started developing educational games in the early 90s and sought her doctorate to help guide ways research could inform the design of educational games. Her department creates research-based educational media such as games, apps, animations, videos, interactive programs and virtual reality experiences,  for a wide Continue Reading →

Katherine Prince Adapts a Game to Discuss the Future of Learning | Episode 230

 Listen to this episode on your phone! One of the United States’ foremost educational futurists, Katherine Prince leads KnowledgeWorks’ exploration of the future of learning. As Vice President, Strategic Foresight, she speaks and writes about the trends shaping education over the next decade and helps education stakeholders strategize about how to become active agents of change in shaping the future. Katherine earned a certificate in Foresight from the University Continue Reading →

Andy Yeoman Ran Out of Failures Making Games! | Episode 229

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Andy is the co-founder and director of Focus Games. Prior to entering the world of serious games he completed an undergrad in human biology and worked in sales, marketing and client relationship roles for international life sciences organizations. Focus Games launched in 2004 to develop education and learning games to change thinking and behaviour. They achieve this through both physical board games Continue Reading →

Carrie Baughcum Ignites the Classroom with Sketchnoting | Episode 228

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Carrie Baughcum (she/her/hers) is a mother, wife, mismatch sock wearer, a self-described inspiration junkie, learning enthusiast and most of all a passionate believer that all children can learn, we just need to find out how.  As a teacher for students who receive support and services through their individual education plan of 20+, she integrates technology, creative thinking, a fearless attitude and endless Continue Reading →