Timers in Game Thinking for L&D with Zsolt Olah | Episode 077

Listen to this episode on your phone! Zsolt Olah is a creative learning consultant at Kineo with over 15 years of L&D experience. Zsolt is a frequent speaker at learning conferences on the subject of engagement and game thinking for L&D. He was in the top 50 authors of the year on elearningindustry.com for two consecutive years, and he’s also published a gameful book, called Engage the WORL&D!: A whimsical, Continue Reading →

What we create at IE Business School Publishing | Episode 076

Listen to this episode on your phone! This week we have quite a different episode. I’ve been asked before what is it that I do in gamification aside from this podcast and it all started creating interactive and engaging learning experiences at IE Business School‘s Publishing. In this episode, I talk about several things, starting with a quick overview of how this department arrived at where it is, which includes Continue Reading →

Gamification in Amazon and player research with Chuck Sigmund | Episode 075

Listen to this episode on your phone! Chuck Sigmund is a senior program manager at the Amazon Leadership Institute. Chuck is passionate about creating environments that bring out the best in learners and encourage them to fully engage and optimize their learning experience. His recent work has focused on how to use gamification, digital storytelling, and hyper-interactive scenarios to increase learner engagement. He holds a master of arts in education Continue Reading →

Simplify gamification with Oscar Garcia-Panella | Episode 074

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Oscar García Pañella, Telecommunications and Electronic Engineer, has enjoyed several stages abroad (IMSC (USC, LA, CA, USA, 1998); VIS Lab (The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UCI, 2005) and at the ETC (CMU, 2008-2009)). Oscar directs the “Videogame School” ENTI-UB and he also partners as a senior Gamification consultant in Cookie Box. He also directs an online masters on Gamification and Transmedia Continue Reading →

Adam Palmquist and ethical gamification | Episode 073

Listen to this episode on your phone! Adam has worked as a game designer and game consultant for educational and serious games all around in Scandinavia. He has wrote the first, and as for today, the only book in Swedish about Gamification. Today Adam is a Ph.D. candidate in Informatics at the University of Skövde. He also works as a gamification designer and evangelist at the Swedish gamification studio Insert Continue Reading →

Games and psychology with Jamie Madigan | Episode 072

Listen to this episode on your phone! Jamie Madigan, Ph.D., has become an expert on the psychology of video games and seeks to popularize understanding of how psychology can be used to understand why games are made how they are and why their players behave as they do. Madigan also writes, podcasts, and lectures on the subject for various magazines, websites, and his own site at www.psychologyofgames.com. He has consulted Continue Reading →

From Spanish Teacher to instructional and gamification coach with Glen Irvin | Episode 071

Listen to this episode on your phone! Glen Irvin has been in education around 20 years and he currently works as an instructional coach in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. Glen was previously a Spanish teacher. Glen is well known by the Schoology community as a Gamification expert, Schoology Ambassador, and he was the 2016-2017 Schoology Educator of the Year. He is an avid gamer with a passion for gamification, playful learning Continue Reading →

Steven Isaacs and quest based gamification in the classroom | Episode 070

Listen to this episode on your phone! Steve Isaacs is an educator with over 25 years of experience. A teacher at Bernards Township Public Schools in New Jersey, he is an EdTech influencer, community builder, and leader in the area of game-based learning and teaching Game Design and Development. Steve has been part of a wide scale research study on VR in the classroom with foundry10, a research organization in Continue Reading →

Pau Yanez talks about geolocated gamification in education | Episode 069

Listen to this episode on your phone! Pau has a degree in pedagogy and master in ITC applied to education. Pau is an entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in the creation of digital businesses related to video games, serious games, gamification and mobile technologies. Among others, the businesses he has created are City Nostra, a geolocation video game set in the Sicilian Mafia; Geomotion Games, a consulting and Continue Reading →

From Triple-A games to gamification with Steve Bocska | Episode 068

Listen to this episode on your phone! Steve is CEO of Pug Interactive, a technology & design leader in engagement, retention, and community activation. He has 17+ years of direct experience in the video game industry, having designed and produced several AAA games for Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts, Sega and Ubisoft that have generated sales in excess of $650 million. He is frequently sought as a speaker, having spoken at Continue Reading →