Diedre Downing Creates Learning Experiences with the End in Mind | Episode 340

Listen to this episode on your phone! As the Chief Learning Officer at StoryIQ, Diedre combines her love of data and strategic thinking with creating engaging learning experiences. With close to 20 years of teaching and facilitating experience, Diedre brings enthusiasm and a unique ability to make complex concepts accessible and relatable to all. Diedre’s expertise allows her to call upon a deep knowledge of communicating data and data-driven strategy Continue Reading →

Moe Ash is the Alchemist of Gamification | Episode 339

Listen to this episode on your phone! Moe Ash is a learning architect dedicated to the notion of designing learning experiences. He holds a BSC degree in Human Resources Management and a minor in Economics from Sadat Academy for Management Sciences, a Master’s degree in International Development from the American University in Cairo. A CIPD-HR associate (level 5), Certified Instructional Designer HRCI, Certified Competency Matrix Developer, Certified Assessment Center Analyst Continue Reading →

Timo Lainema Simulates for Learning in Real Time | Episode 338

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Timo Lainema is the developer of RealGame, a unique real-time operated business simulation game for learning business and supply chain management, and many other business topics. Timo is an adjunct professor of educational sciences and game-based learning in Finnish universities, and an experienced trainer in executive education. His present research of game-based teaching and learning focuses on conceptual change and correcting students’ Continue Reading →

Javier Velasquez is Free to Play | Episode 337

Listen to this episode on your phone! Javier is Co-founder of Azahar Juegos and Free to Play, companies that focus on the design and research around the use of playful paradigms in serious contexts. He has 11 years of experience working on gamification projects and has collaborated on educational projects with institutions in Colombia such as Universidad de los Andes, Sergio Arboleda, Rosario, Uniminuto, and with companies such as Bancolombia, Continue Reading →

Gaming at Work with Chris Slotboom | Episode 336

Listen to this episode on your phone! Meet Chris, founder of Gaming@Work. His company integrates Game Derived Skills™️ and Game-based Learning for a dynamic workplace. With a background in International Hospitality and experience as a Partner Manager at Dell Technologies, specializing in Cloud and Gaming-as-a-Service, Chris brings expertise in various graphics/gaming workloads. He provides a unique tech perspective on employee growth. Chris aims to help organizations achieve digital transformation goals, Continue Reading →

Free Gamification Course! | Episode 335

Listen to this episode on your phone! Engagers free resource out! In this episode, we explore a free mini-course we have just released that will allow you to either take your first steps in this Game Inspired world of Gamification, if you are a seasoned veteran you can add something different to your belt or anything in between, including curiosity, register for free at professorgame.com/freegamificationcourse. I’m looking forward to seeing Continue Reading →

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 →