Digital Board Games in Education with Scott Rencher | Episode 131

 Listen to this episode on your phone! After spending ten years in strategy in the wireless and tablet groups for Intel, Scott was bitten viciously by the board gaming bug and left to pursue his passion. Five years prior he joins with North Star Games to startup a new studio focused on making great digital board games.  Scott now runs the development team and is the product manager for Continue Reading →

Teresa Chan with Emergency Medicine Education Gamification | Episode 130

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Teresa Chan is an associate professor at McMaster University. Currently, she is the Assistant Dean, Program for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster. She is also the Director of the RCPSC Clinician Educator Area of Focused Competency Diploma program, and the Competency Committee Co-Director for the RCPSC emergency medicine residency program. Additionally, she serves as the Social Continue Reading →

Vince Siu Defining the Constraints for Games and Gamification | Episode 129

   Listen to this episode on your phone! Vince Siu is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Press Start Hong Kong, a games consultancy with a mission to change the world through play and games, and leads Press Start Academy, its after-school education arm. He is also the Founder and CEO of Epiphany & Labs, a boutique innovation consultancy with a social conscience. Outside of work, in a voluntary Continue Reading →

Gamification Going for Online Classrooms During COVID19 with Dustin Staats | Episode 128

 Listen to this episode on your phone! This episode is quite different, it is the audio taken from the live stream that Dustin Staats and I did on Facebook and Instagram. These show notes will also be different, given that the conversation mostly unstructured, except for the questions that we prepared beforehand and that I mention below. Right after that, I’m going to mention some resources that relate to Continue Reading →

Short Sims Method and Book With Clark Aldrich | Episode 127

 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 www.shortsims.com. He is also the host of an audio series called Education X Media (www.edbymedia.com) about evolving pedagogy in Continue Reading →

Peter Williamson Brings The Best Of Local Games | Episode 126

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Peter Williamson is a professional golfer turned social entrepreneur who sees physical games as a way to catalyze conversations and problem-solving. Based in Washington DC, Peter started a creative agency in 2018 called Game Genius, which focuses on supporting the local region through non-digital play. The company designs custom games, workshops, and public events to help people enjoy what they do while Continue Reading →

Kristen Toohill with Games to Future Proof Your Career | Episode 125

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Photo by Rick Bern Photography Kristen Toohill believes that games are powerful tools for organizational development. She writes books that use the interactivity and immersion of games to solve issues that face organizations today, such as reducing unconscious bias and learning 21st-century human skills. She has worked in the video game industry as a Quality Assurance Tester and SCRUM Master on an Continue Reading →

Antonis Triantafyllakis with Experiential Learning and Gamification | Episode 124

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Antonis is a soft skills trainer, facilitator and consultant, combining experiential learning with gamification to ensure a holistic, playful and impactful approach to capacity building, adaptable to the learners’ needs. Antonis would describe his life as constantly in transition, each day been very different for him. Each day depends massively on the project he is working on and the location of that Continue Reading →

Joel Comm has a Formula for Fun | Episode 123

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Joel Comm is an entrepreneur, NY Times bestselling author, and new media innovator. An expert on harnessing the power of social media and mobile applications to expand your brand’s reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audience inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create a new media campaign that will explode Continue Reading →

Dustin Staats of Board Gaming with Education is back with Worlds XP | Episode 122

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Dustin is currently focused on building and growing his podcast community Board Gaming with Education. Dustin has experience teaching English as a second language to a variety of age levels – from kindergarten to university students. He also works in the field of education in various capacities, including consulting, research, and running and hosting tutoring programs. He is always looking for ways Continue Reading →