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Professor Game Podcast | Rob Alvarez Bucholska chats with gamification gurus, experts and practitioners about education
36 minutes | 2 days ago
Jimmy Chebat with Gamification for the Workforce of the Future | Episode 182
Jimmy Chebat, an enterprising business pioneer, has developed a digital initiative anticipated to address the paradigm shifts currently plaguing the workforce due in part to the workplace culture identity crisis and the ever-increasing rate of remote workers. His portfolio of past business ventures emphasizes his ability to identify challenges facing personnel management, generating innovative solutions using his experience in data analytics, automated intelligence, and gamification. The fourth industrial revolution is already here and it’s Jimmy’s fully integrated system that’s leading the digital transformation into the tomorrow we need.
32 minutes | 9 days ago
Robert Belle on How To Find Your Gamification Career Path | Episode 181
Robert A. Belle is a transformational speaker, author and ACCA Qualified Accountant. He helps people who feel stuck in their career or life journey to break away from the “norm” and find new paths that reveal their true value. With his new book Blow The lid Off! He is on a global mission to help individuals who feel inferior and have given up on their dreams to think freely, create unapologetically and live abundantly.
45 minutes | 16 days ago
Scott Kim with Puzzles and Game Thinking | Episode 180
Scott Kim is cofounder of the Game Thinking Academy and an educational game designer. Games he's worked on include Tetris, Bejeweled, Rush Hour, and monthly puzzles for Discover magazine. He has degrees in music, computer science and graphic design from Stanford University, and has a deep background in recreational mathematics.
34 minutes | 23 days ago
David and Alyea Invite Us to The Playful Creative Summit 2021 | Episode 179
This is a special episode! We will be discussing the Playful Creative Summit with Alyea Sandovar and David Chislett, find more information about them on their episodes (166 and 162).
33 minutes | a month ago
Laura and Carmela with the Sustainability Games | Episode 178
Laura Marie Edinger-Schons is Professor of Sustainable Business at the University of Mannheim. In her research, she focuses on the question of how organizations (from for-profit to non-profit) can contribute to sustainable development as defined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Specific topics which she is interested in are Employee Engagement in Sustainability, Social Entre/Intrapreneurship, Digital Social Innovation, Corporate Democracy, and New Work. Her work has been published in renowned academic journals including Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Business Ethics. Carmela Aprea is Professor at the University of Mannheim and holds the Chair of Economic and Business Education - Instructional Systems Design and Evaluation). She is also co-founder and director of the Mannheim Institute for Financial Education (MIFE). Previously, she was Professor of Economic and Business Education at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Professor of Vocational Training Research at the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) in Lugano. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck (AT) and has taught and researched at the University of Twente (NL), the University of Graz (AT), the Università degli Studi Roma Tre (IT), the Università di Roma La Sapienza (IT), the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano (IT), the Stockholm University (SE) and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (IL).
28 minutes | a month ago
Eric Holden With Tabletop RPGS and Storytelling | Episode 177
Eric Holden is an Atlanta artist, comedian, and co-host of The Goblin's Corner, a tabletop and storytelling podcast on all your favorite podcasting platforms. Eric has been performing since he was old enough to speak and has carried this into every creative format, from various improv and live acts, to sketch comedy and gaming. With 30 plus years of running various table top games, he has extensive knowledge of both the industry and the performance art of storytelling overall. Eric can be seen in the wild building false idols to Godzilla, drinking coffee with abandon, and rolling 20 sided dice wherever fine products are sold.
34 minutes | a month ago
What Can We Learn From Fortnite for Gamification and Game-Based Solutions | Episode 176
This is a different episode! No guest this time, I do an analysis of the game Fortnite and some potential applications outside of the entertainment industry (i.e. gamification and game-based solutions). We go through some of the strategies used by this game and think of them divided within the RAMP framework that Andrzej Marczewski talks about. I pose a final challenge! Play one of the games you enjoy, and analyze it with this same vision, looking at the elements and mechanics and how they help engage, especially thinking of how you might use them on your settings. Let me know on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or email (by subscribing and responding), I'd love to know your experience on this and maybe even share it on a future episode!
25 minutes | 2 months ago
Dave Eng shares the GBL Conference 2021 | Episode 175
Dave Eng is an intellectual and creative educator, designer, and researcher who combines games, theory, and technology. Dave has played games for most of his life. As a result, he studies game design and teaches others how to use games for education and learning. Dave hosts the podcast Experience Points and consults at University XP on games-based learning. He also leads the Games-Based Learning Alliance: a community of individuals who use games for teaching, training, learning, and development. His interests include professional development, learning theory, technology, and games.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Tiago Sizenando Brings the Best of Octalysis and Game Thinking | Episode 174
Tiago Sizenando is a senior gamification consultant with projects in the United States, Europe and Brazil, in companies like Arcelor Mittal, Banco do Brasil, Forus group, and many startups. An engineer by training, he worked with Siemens for 6 years, co-founded a health promotion startup, and currently is Gamification Specialist at Gamiphy and Product Manager at Octalysis Prime. Tiago is a certified Game Thinking coach, member of the Game Science Research Center from Lucca University and freelance designer for the biggest tabletop board game in Latin America.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Jeremy Royster Opens Up to the Creative Minds of Students | Episode 173
Jeremy Royster is a transformative curriculum author with extensive experience intrinsically motivating students through personalized instruction. He has proven expertise amplifying engagement as an instructional technology professor through F.A.I.L. University, his gamified platform to deliver “Fearless Adventures In Learning” to instructors. Certified in Technology Education (PK-12) and Education Technology Leadership (CETL), Jeremy is currently building virtual reality EscapED-X rooms in collaboration with Knowledge Avatars.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Stephen Baer Uses Licensed Games for Learning | Episode 172
Founder of Inc Best Workplaces Company, monthly contributor to Forbes.com & regular speaker at EdTech conferences. Stephen creates games to educate and activate audiences. Since launching The Game Agency 13 years ago and The Training Arcade 4 years ago, Stephen has developed award-winning games for new-employee on-boarding, sales and product training, leadership development, safety, security, compliance, systems & processes, customer service, and many other training topics. Stephen has also helped shape the education industry and disrupt traditional learning methods with the creation of interactive games such a S.T.E.M, Financial Literacy and Social Skills which have been deployed in thousands of schools.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
Arek Siechowicz and his Team Committed to Gamification | Episode 171
Arkadiusz Siechowicz is one the founders of Gamehill - Gamified Learning Platforms. With his team they are winners of Outstanding Gamification Award as well as Best international implementation of Gamified learning solution form London's LTA. For the last 7 years they have gathered vast experience in corporate and university learning. Their most recent addition to the platform is an AI based Adaptive learning module! Aside from gamification, Arek is passionate about any near future trends, including Autonomous cars and Robots as well as hiking and working with his dog Nelly, to balance that.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Ambikesh Prasad with Superfans and Rapid Prototypes | Episode 170
Ambikesh is the Co-Founder of a consulting firm based out of India called M.A.D. Methods. He is a serial entrepreneur having founded organizations in services and product spaces. Having worked with companies in the US and in many APAC countries, Ambikesh has a treasure of experience in User Experience and Client Management. In recent years Ambikesh has been involved in the product and service design projects which lead him into the world of Gamification and subsequently Game Thinking. Ambikesh became the first certified Game Thinking practitioner and coach from India and has worked on some great initiatives in UI/UX design.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Shawn Livermore from Average Joe to Tech Myth | Episode 169
Shawn Livermore is the author of the Amazon best-selling business non-fiction book, Average Joe: Be the Silicon Valley Tech Genius. The book teaches anyone how to think, speak, and create like some of the brightest tech founders in the world. It dispels the myth of the tech genius, then, in an unexpected and very satisfying twist, it reveals how to become the myth yourself. Shawn runs Product Perfect, a software consultancy, in Southern California.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Nadia Benedetti Inspiring the Creative Playfulness | Episode 168
Nadia Benedetti is an Advanced Trainer in playful learning, LEGO® SERIOUSPLAY® Facilitator, and Game Thinking Coach, her expertise is helping teams to face complexity by innovating. For 18 years, she was International Manager at Hachette Publishing and LEGO Education, facing the challenges of smart working and multicultural environments. She had been practicing the importance of playful learning to improve creativity, raise engagement, and manage complexity through new ideas. In 2018 she decided to create her company Playnbe, with the ambition to help more teams to unleash their potential through playful learning. They use the power of serious play to train creative problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. For organizations, playful learning is a simple way to bring the key competencies and great fulfillment in the digital and agile transformation.
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Chris Caswell and Julian Kea with the Debriefing Cube | Episode 167
Julian Kea is a bilingual serious games facilitator and team coach based in Berlin. Though activating learning environments with minds-on workshop methods he enables teams to exchange ideas authentically, promote mutual understanding and strengthen their cooperation. These methods include Training from the BACK of the Room, Thiagi’s Interactive Training and Teaching Strategies, Agile Classrooms, Open Space Technology and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, just to name a few. Julian is a Kanban Management Professional, Certified ScrumMaster and Product Owner and holds a degree in business administration (DH) and a Master of Business Administration from the Steinbeis School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE). Since 2010 he works for clients in industries such as banking, consulting, e-commerce, aviation, luxury goods, engineering, pharmaceuticals and insurance. His mantra is “Rediscover Learning. Work Smarter.” Chris Caswell. A proactive, principle centred evangelist of the Agile philosophy, Chris is passionate about driving continuous improvement and collaboration to improve Agile ways of working. Chris uses a combination of personal coaching, workshops, training and games to help solve problems across organisations, within teams and with individuals.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Alyea Sandovar Brings Playfulness to Gamification | Episode 166
Alyea Sandovar, Ph.D. is a game and play consultant. She works with trainers, consultants and entrepreneurs to add more fun and deepen engagement through gamification. She has a whole slew of degrees: A Ph.D. in Game Production, a Masters degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Human Organizational Systems, and a Bachelor’s is in Public Relations and Communication. She has worked with academic institutions, non-profits, game studios, corporations and start-ups. She passionate about creating high-quality products with ease and fun. She believes creating playful products should not be a headache. She is originally from Colombia but now considers herself a world citizen as she also lived in Costa Rica, USA (Florida, Texas and California), Amsterdam and is currently residing short-term in Berlin.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Geoff Engelstein of Ludology Making the Best of Experiences | Episode 165
Geoff Engelstein s an award-winning tabletop game designer whose titles include Space Cadets, The Fog of War, Pit Crew, The Expanse, and the recently-released Versailles: 1919 and Super Skill Pinball. He is an adjunct professor of game design at the NYU Game Center. Geoff has since 2007 contributed a Dice Tower podcast series on the math, science, and psychology of games and since 2011 hosted the Ludology podcast on game design. He has published the books on game design Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design, Achievement Relocked, and the upcoming Game Production and has spoken at GDC, Pax, Gencon, Rutgers, and USC. He has degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the MIT.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
Jaxton Cheah with Game Thinking in Southeast Asia | Episode 164
Jaxton is a Gamification Advocate in Malaysia. He works with many reputable gamification experts in the United States and Europe such as Amy Jo Kim, Yu-Kai Chou, Pete Jenkins, and An Coppens to promote Game Thinking & Gamification in the South East Asia (SEA) region. He was recruited by Amy Jo Kim, the founder of Game Thinking Academy (GTA) to be the first Game Thinking coach in Asia. Jaxton specializes in early-stage product innovation that applies the Game Thinking framework that helps clients to 10x product-market fit. He coaches reputable companies like Tesla, Malaysia Airline, TravelTriangle and etc. He also produces two annual national conferences – Game Thinking Asia & Talent Ecosystem Conference to further promote innovation in HR & customer experience with Game Thinking / Gamification in the SEA region. In addition, he is familiar with and have used the Stanford d.school design thinking method in gamification projects.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
Joe Slack Creating Balanced Economies on Board Games | Episode 163
Joe Slack is a professional board game designer and author of the #1 international best-selling book, The Board Game Designer's Guide, along with 2 other books on game design. He has taught Game Design and Development at Wilfrid Laurier University and runs the Board Game Design Course, an online course for new game designers. Joe has many games at various stages, from development to publication, including his own successful Kickstarter campaign for his solo adventure game, Relics of Rajavihara.
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