Loretta Breuning and the happy brain chemicals for gamification | Episode 110

Listen to this episode on your phone! Loretta Graziano Breuning, Ph.D., is the author of Habits of a Happy Brain, and founder of the Inner Mammal Institute. She’s Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay. As a teacher and a mom, she was disappointed by prevailing theories of human motivation. Her search for answers led to the brain chemistry we share with animals, and then everything made Continue Reading →

Jason Bodnar has Element Poker for School | Episode 109

Listen to this episode on your phone! Jason has been teaching high school science for 13 years and enjoys spending time with his 5-year-old daughter when he isn’t designing games or running the board game club at school. He also loves playing the piano and going to concerts. Jason started Engage Games about a year ago with the goal of developing games that help students become engaged in content in Continue Reading →

Lee Sheldon Writes Games for the Classroom | Episode 108

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Lee Sheldon is a game writer/designer; professor of practice in Interactive Media & Game Development at Worcester Polytechnic Institute; author: The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game (2 nd edition coming 2020), The Multiplayer Classroom: Game Plans; and Character Development and Storytelling for Games (3 rd edition coming 2020). Recent games: The Lion’s Song (PC, Mac, iOS, Android); Suburbia 2 (Facebook); Continue Reading →

Second Anniversary of Professor Game! | Episode 107

 Listen to this episode on your phone! This episode is, not only our celebration for the anniversary, it is also special because it is something new I haven’t tried on the podcast before. It is a completely solo episode, where I share with you, The Engagers, what is the general process I use for creating a solution with gamification. It is general, there is a lot more detail behind Continue Reading →

Business Learning Games 2019 Panel Discussion [Part 2] | Episode 106

Listen to this episode on your phone! This special episode is part 2 of the live recording of the panel that was held on the Business Learning Games Conference 2019 in Lisbon, organized by the Business Excellence Institute. In part 1, we were left with a cliffhanger with regards to a question about the relevance and even the desirability of flow. This second part is the rest of the discussion Continue Reading →

Business Learning Games 2019 Panel Discussion | Episode 105

Listen to this episode on your phone! This special episode is the live recording of the panel that was held on the Business Learning Games Conference 2019 in Lisbon, organized by the Business Excellence Institute. The panel had quite a broad topic, and as such features questions from Rob as head of the discussion but also questions and comments from the audience itself. About the panelists: Teresa De La Hera Continue Reading →

Paul Darvasi finds the right videogames for engagement | Episode 104

Listen to this episode on your phone! Paul Darvasi is an educator, game designer, speaker and writer whose work looks at the intersection of games, culture and learning. He teaches English and media studies, is a doctoral candidate at York University, and a founding member of the Play Lab at the University of Toronto. His research explores how commercial video games can be used as texts for critical analysis by Continue Reading →

Games and Gamification in VR with Danny Stefanic | Episode 103

Listen to this episode on your phone! Danny Stefanic is the brains behind the world’s first WebXR learning experience platform, LearnBrite. Also founder of 3D internet company ExitReality Inc, founder of the International Virtual Reality Association and chairman of the virtual worlds social network Koinup. Called a “visionary” by his peers and deemed by Wall Street CIOs and Silicon Valley VCs to be “one of the pioneers in his field”, Continue Reading →

Jesse Schell Lets His Mind Create Solutions Through Games | Episode 102

Listen to this episode on your phone! Jesse Schell is the CEO of Schell Games, a team of one hundred people who strive to make truly great games, both for the purposes of entertainment and education, including award-winning VR games such as I Expect You To Die, HoloLAB Champions, and Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay. Jesse serves as a Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon Continue Reading →

Systems Games with Dan Norton of Filament Games | Episode 101

 Listen to this episode on your phone! As Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of Filament Games, Dan Norton oversees Filament’s design team and works on continuously improving the company’s design process. Dan has designed games about a uniquely broad range of topics, ranging from marine turtle ecology to legal argumentation. His games have won numerous industry awards and have been played millions of times in classrooms across the country. Continue Reading →