Ep 047 with Valary Oleinik the superhero of curiosity in gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! Valary is one part artist and one part geek and has been accused of having a contagious level of passion and curiosity. Her career path has twisted and turned through the performing arts, computer support, business communication, and more along the path to multiple roles in the adult learning and development space. Along the way she decided that learners deserved better, so she Continue Reading →

Ep 046 Vasilis Gkogkidis likes organizing and Gamification Europe 2018

Listen to this episode on your phone! Guest Intro Vasilis Gkogkidis is a gamification designer and researcher splitting his time between industry and academia. He works for GAMIFICATION+ alongside Pete Jenkins and does a Ph.D. on serious games, gamification and innovation at the University of Sussex. He studied computer science and did a postgraduate in Business Management at the University of Brighton where he met Pete Jenkins. He organizes Gamification Continue Reading →

Ep 045 Lennart Nacke the Acagamic and Games User Research

Listen to this episode on your phone! Lennart is an Associate Professor and Research Director of the HCI Games Group at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Before he worked as an Assistant Professor at UOIT and as a Postdoc in the interaction lab of the University of Saskatchewan. He has a Ph.D. in game development and loves to work in human-computer interaction and game design. You can find his Continue Reading →

Ep 044 Dave Eng and his experience with games-based learning

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dave Eng, Ed.D. is an intellectual and creative educator, designer, and researcher who combines, games, theory, and technology to define NEXT practice. He currently consults privately for colleges and universities on games-based learning, gamification, higher education administration, and instructional design. He loves the student affairs community and has helped many entry professionals get their foot in the door with their first position. His Continue Reading →

Ep 043 Melinda Jacobs asks what is your story?

Listen to this episode on your phone! Melinda is an entrepreneur, gamification wizard, and N7 paragon. She specializes in perfecting the telling and sharing of narratives through interactive experiences to create behavior change. Melinda is the founder and Managing Director of Subatomic, a digital experience agency taking engagement to a level over 9000. Subatomic is the proud Dutch Partner of Create Converge, an Interreg EU project that promotes collaboration and Continue Reading →

Ep 042 Monica Cornetti, are you coming to GamiCon 18?

Listen to this episode on your phone! Featured on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek, Monica Cornetti works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE in 2015 and 2016, and in 2016 was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the “Gamification Guru of Continue Reading →

Ep 041 Eliza Hochman starts gamification with what you want the players to be able to do

Listen to this episode on your phone! Eliza Hochman is the Chief Game Changer and co-founder of World of Insights, where they create engaging corporate learning games to increase the impact of learning and engagement at work. She has spent the past 20 years working with international organizations to create company-specific learning programs for its top executives. Eliza is a serial entrepreneur, a thought leader in learning innovation and an Continue Reading →

Ep 040 [Part 2] Play all the games to create gamification with Tracy Wazenegger and Jon Cassie

Listen to this episode on your phone! And we’re back with Tracy and Jon! In the previous episode we heard their stories of both FAIL and success! If you haven’t heard the previous episode yet, I’d encourage you to pause here and go for Episode 039 before moving on to this one! Their bios are also there in the show notes. Tracy doesn’t really follow a set process. It looks more Continue Reading →

Ep 039 Play all the games to create gamification with Tracy Wazenegger and Jon Cassie

Listen to this episode on your phone! As a veteran educator, and long-time gamer, Tracy is enthusiastically exploring and bringing gamification to her classroom learning communities, like her Chemistry class where the students have to solve puzzles and find the secret code to escape the classroom. She’s a masters educated chemist about to start her 15th year of teaching. She’s the organizer for the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Coalition Continue Reading →

Ep 038 Deep Dive into Gamification with Dutch Driver

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dutch Driver is a fanatical apostle for gamification, organizational development, and communication. Dutch’s 15+ years in organization development embraces a broad-reach of sectors; chiefly in Aerospace, the Federal government, Healthcare, Higher Education, and non-profits. He is a NASA certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Scrum Master in the Agile project management process, certified at Master Level III in Gamification, and certified Continue Reading →