Clark Aldrich Rapid Prototyping and Short Sims | Episode 094

Listen to this episode on your phone! Clark Aldrich is an education technology thought leader – the author of five books and developer of patent and award-winning projects. He currently builds custom Short Sims for organizations using a revolutionary methodology he has pioneered or helps them build their own, through He is also the host of an audio series called Education X Media ( about evolving pedagogy in academics, Continue Reading →

Daniel Salmanovich and The Arcade Hotel | Episode 093

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dan Salmanovich is founder and director of The Arcade Hotel. He was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and has spent most of his life in the service industry. His family got into hotels in Amsterdam and he was looking for the next best thing, where he started working in almost everything within hotels. He also did a summer school program at the Continue Reading →

Lauren Ferro and player research as the basis for gamification | Episode 092

Listen to this episode on your phone! Lauren Ferro has a Ph.D. in player profiling and modeling. She is currently an Adjunct Professor and researcher at Sapienza University, in Rome. She is also the co-organizer of the Unreal Engine Meetup in Rome. In addition, she created the game design resource, Gamicards, which is a prototyping tool for game experiences. At heart, she is intrigued by how we interact with the Continue Reading →

Michael Matera’s Hive Summit, free professional development | Episode 091

Listen to this episode on your phone! Michael Matera is an engaging, fun and inspiring nationwide speaker and author, delivering keynotes, workshops and small group professional development to teachers and administration. Additionally, he is a practicing teacher. He ignites both his classroom and professional development audiences with interactive play, passion and purpose-driven learning. He helps us all focus on finding the joy in the journey of life both professionally as Continue Reading →

Games are about learning through failure with Karen Schrier | Episode 090

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Karen Schrier is an Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Games & Emerging Media program at Marist College. She is also the director of the Play Innovation Lab. Prior to Marist College, she spent over a decade producing websites, apps, and games at Scholastic, Nickelodeon, BrainPOP, PBS/Channel 13, ESI Design and SparkNotes/Barnes & Noble. Dr. Schrier has authored or edited over 80 scholarly publications and educational materials. Continue Reading →

Juan Valera Mariscal is gamification and a gazillion other things | Episode 089

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Juan Valera Mariscal graduated from Universidad de Salamanca as a Social and Work Psychologist, is a collaborator of the project Assessment Game Delphos 3D and also the creator of the ComuniCRACK Method for communications training. He is the author of the gamification book Gamificación en la Empresa and co-author of “Conversaciones para Triunfar.” Juan is also a member of the GamFed (International Continue Reading →

Richard Landers the optimistic skeptic in gamification | Episode 088

Listen to this episode on your phone! Richard N. Landers is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and holds the John P. Campbell Distinguished Professorship of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. His research concerns the use of innovative technologies in psychometric assessment, employee selection, adult learning, and research methods, with a recent focus on game-based assessment, gamification, artificial intelligence, unproctored and mobile Internet-based testing, virtual reality, and social media. His Continue Reading →

Naza Djafarova: open access resources for gamification in education | Episode 087

Listen to this episode on your phone! With 20 years of business and management experience, Naza has been instrumental in implementing innovative approaches to development, support and delivery of online and hybrid courses and programs with national and international partners. Her team became one of the most innovative and efficient distance education centers in Canada, has grown to be a leader in digital education and one of the largest providers Continue Reading →

Dustin Staats with board games and gamification in education | Episode 086

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dustin is with his beautiful and wonderful wife Grace living in Taiwan. Dustin teaches English at a university in Taipei and works in the field of education in other various capacities, including consulting and research. He is always looking for ways to create a more engaging classroom to develop a strong classroom culture to strengthen learning. This is how “Board Gaming with Education” Continue Reading →

Think about your audience and objective with Kevin Allen | Episode 085

Listen to this episode on your phone! Kevin Allen has had a 35-year career in the global ad industry where he was key to the transformation of powerhouses McCann Worldgroup, the Interpublic Group and Lowe Worldwide. Kevin worked with brands like MasterCard—developing the famous “Priceless” campaign, brought in $1 billion in revenues and was part of the mayor’s advisory team that prepared the way for the successful New York City Continue Reading →