Tamer Asfahani Creates the Curriculum Around the Game | Episode 334

Listen to this episode on your phone! The founder and director of Checkpoint, Tamer is dedicated to changing our perception of learning and the technology we use to enable learning. Advocate of gaming cultural wealth and the benefits gaming has, Tamer has spent years developing pedagogy through Checkpoint to help us benefit from our digital fluency. Driven by the failure of governments and education systems globally during the COVID-19 pandemic, Continue Reading →

Bret Wardle on Connecting the Business and the Games | Episode 333

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bret is a seasoned Game/Software professional with over 15 years of experience in crafting immersive games, innovative software, and user-friendly apps. His passion lies in bridging the realms of design psychology in both gaming and software landscapes. He’s dedicated to uncovering the intriguing parallels between professional e-sport players and software power users, as well as exploring Continue Reading →

Helen Hooper First Figures Out How To Make the Players Feel | Episode 332

Listen to this episode on your phone! Helen Hooper is head of learning design at VirtualSpeech which creates soft skills training solutions based around immersive practice in VR and online. Helen has a particular passion for creating engaging and effective learning experiences that involve active participation by the learner. Her rich background includes twelve years founding and running two award-winning educational startups focused on child development through active storytelling. And, long ago, after graduating Continue Reading →

Bhaskar Thyagarajan Is Inspired by the Classic Games | Episode 331

Listen to this episode on your phone! Bhaskar Thyagarajan is the Founder & CEO of BlueSky Learning | KAIROS. BlueSky Learning is a consulting & training company with a vision of helping individuals, teams and organizations nurture and develop their Human skills. All programs are anchored in the experiential learning methodology. Kairos is a platform offering digital and in-person games & activities to the L&D community. They have been designing game-based learning modules Continue Reading →

Kevin Burk Invites us to Play The Human Game | Episode 330

Listen to this episode on your phone! Kevin B. Burk is the Headmaster of The Real Astrology Academy and the creator of the Human Game and the Human Game Experience. He has been counseling and coaching as an astrologer since 1998, teaching astrology since 2000, and is the author of more than a dozen books. The Human Game is a philosophy based on the idea that the Universe is made Continue Reading →

Terry Pearce and Finding the Deeper Objectives in Gamification | Episode 329

Listen to this episode on your phone! Terry has been a consultant in learning and development for over twenty years and specializes in creating and facilitating games-based and gamified learning experiences. He’s the founder of Untold Play, via which he works with clients of all kinds to help make their learning experiences as gameful as possible. He’s the creator of the Transform Deck, a games-based tool to inspire learning designers Continue Reading →

Jay Johnson Helps Use and Understand That Behavior is Choice | Episode 328

Listen to this episode on your phone! Jay Johnson works with people and organizations to empower teams, grow profits, and elevate leadership. He is a Co-Founder of Behavioral Elements®, a two-time TEDx speaker, and a designated Master Trainer by the Association for Talent Development. With a focus on behavioral intelligence, Jay has delivered transformational workshops to accelerate high-performance teams and cultures in more than 30 countries across four continents.   Guest Links and Continue Reading →

Charney Kaye Brings the Music Into the Mix | Episode 327

Listen to this episode on your phone! Charney Kaye is a lifelong artist, musician, and hacker, the beneficial type, empathetically building technology to solve problems, and connecting software with media. Professionally, he’s built an arsenal of skills ranging from typography to Java and honed his design thinking over hundreds of projects. Charney is both a seasoned veteran and a contemporary student of human-machine interaction, from R&D to implementation. He founded Continue Reading →

Steve Gullans on The Importance of Building Trust | Episode 326

Listen to this episode on your phone! Steve is an experienced executive, venture investor, entrepreneur, educator, scientist, and author. He is co-founder and CEO of Thynk, a digital health company advancing innovative brain training video games for children and adults.  Previously, Steve held various roles in academia and industry. He began his career as a professor at Harvard Medical School where he co-authored more than 130 scientific papers and was Continue Reading →

Tribute to Michael Sutton | Episode 325

Listen to this episode on your phone! This is our small tribute to a former guest, Michael Sutton who was on during our first year, as we recently got news that he has passed away. If you want to hear a bit more from him, here’s an episode where I was leading a panel that Michael was a part of.   Our condolences to Michael’s family and closest ones. Rob Continue Reading →