The term gamification is thrown around liberally in L&D these days, with the benefits of using game theory in learning now an established principle. But designing engaging and compelling games is an art in its own right, and adding points or leaderboards into learning design simply doesn’t do it justice.
“Learning Technologies is delighted to welcome world-renowned expert on games and learning, Professor Karl Kapp, to help us expand our practice in this increasingly important area,” said Donald H Taylor, Conference Chair, Learning Technologies.
“Instructional designers tend to think content first, and action second. In contrast, game designers think action first. As a result, most games are engaging, intriguing, and immersive, while most instruction tends to be boring and perfunctory. Changing mindset from instructional designer to game designer helps to create engaging and effective learning experiences,” added Taylor.
World-renowned expert on games and learning, Karl Kapp will highlight methods that will help learning professionals to think like a game designer and transform stale training into exciting and interesting experiences for participants.
Karl Kapp’s session, “Stop thinking like an instructional designer. Start thinking like a game designer” takes place at Learning Technologies 2019, day one, 13 February, 15:30.
Explore how game designers engage players and immerse them in the game environment
Learn to create engaging instruction using game design techniques
Discover how to think like a game designer when creating learning experiences
Understand why curiosity is so important – and how to inspire it
Examine the importance of mistakes as part of the learning process
Learning Technologies 2019 takes place on 13 and 14 February at its new home, ExCeL London. The full conference programme along with conference booking and early-bird rates is available via the Learning Technologies Conference web pages.
About Karl Kapp
2018 DevLearn Guild Master Award and Professor - Bloomsburg University
As a practicing knowledge broker, Karl frequently speaks to businesses, corporations, professional societies, universities, and non-profit organizations. He also consults with businesses on topics related to the convergence of learning, manufacturing, and e-technology. He helps organizations transition into learning organizations through the effective application of technology.