July 13, 2024

Michiel Van Eunen, who launched our first GamiCon with an unforgettable escape room, shares his wisdom. Catch him live at GamiConATX24 where he'll lead a can't-miss session on building engaging escape rooms for education

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June 16, 2024

An Coppens, CEO of Gamification Nation, in an interview conducted earlier this year as part of our annual GamiCon48V (the ONLY online conference for the gamification of adult learning). This glimpse into her expertise previews the high-caliber speakers slated for GamiConATX24.

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December 21, 2023

Dive into a podcast with award-winning designer Pradeep U.N. founder of StoriesWisdom.com. Listen as we unveil how narratives and gamification in organizations spark inclusion, innovation, and purpose.

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December 5, 2023

Taiyazukuri ‚Äď A Tire Manufacturing Card Game¬†created by Artrell Williams¬†teaches tire manufacturing processes and terminology. Winner of the People‚Äôs Choice Award for ‚ÄúLow-Tech Design" at GamiCon NOLA 2023.

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November 22, 2023

In this innovative Cyber Security Escape Room event, participants raced against time to thwart a hacker using social engineering, phishing, malware, and more. The goal? To reinforce key cybersecurity practices and enhance overall cybersecurity awareness.

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November 14, 2023

A wealth management firm was looking for ways to address declining client-service quality and improve organizational culture. Jordan Dyson and Scott Provence created Walk With Me, a game-based, award-winning solution.

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November 8, 2023

Gamification is reshaping the way we create captivating products. Delve deep into the essence of their groundbreaking book, Gamification for Product Excellence, with Mike Hyzy and Bret Wardle.

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February 14, 2023

Attention Chief Learning Officers and Training Managers -- what if you could learn how to enhance your organization's online learning strategy with the latest advancements in gamified and game-based learning? A super FUN conversation with my friend Chuck Sigmund.

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February 11, 2023

What are the latest breakthroughs in brain science and learning theory? Experience the exciting world of gamified and game-based learning as I chat with my friend with Keith Lillico, M.Ed, MBA, Associate Director Global L&D at Merck.

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February 10, 2023

Are you looking for innovative ways to engage employees in learning and development? If so, then you won’t want to miss my chat with the one and only Karl Kapp.

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February 9, 2023

Attention Chief Learning Officers and Training Managers -- it's time to enhance your organization's online learning strategy with the latest advancements in gamified and game-based learning. I had the absolute pleasure to talk with Gal Rimon, Founder and CEO of Centrical.

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February 8, 2023

Get ready to level up your instructional design skills! Today I talk with Liana Griffin, Ed.M to explore the latest in online game-based learning!

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February 7, 2023

Are you looking for innovative ways to engage employees in learning and development? Today I chat with Mary Nunaley (MS.Ed) of Lavender Dragon Team about how you can and should build engaging and on-brand online games to consolidate learning and keep learners coming back for more.

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February 5, 2023

Gamify your learning experiences and change behavior for the better! In my conversation with Zac Fitz-Walter, we're focused on gamified and game-based learning. Get insights on how this approach can help you achieve your goals and foster positive habits in the workplace.

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February 6, 2023

A delightful conversation with Brit Morenus, Gamification Program Manager at Microsoft. Brit is privileged with the opportunity to empower Microsoft's frontline with the use of Gamification, she aspires to serve young adults by showcasing how game strategy can improve their lives!

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February 4, 2023

Reconnecting with my friend and colleague Antonios Triantafyllakis, we spent our time exploring why intrinsic motivation matters. 

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February 3, 2023

Hear from Hanshika Gupta and Priyank Singh as they share their insights on gamified and game-based learning. Discover how to enhance engagement, motivation, and retention through interactive, immersive, and fun learning experiences. Don't miss this opportunity to level up your skills and take your game-based initiatives to the next level!

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February 2, 2023

Hear from LEGENDS Bernardo Letayf and Roman Rackwitz as they share their insights on gamified and game-based learning. We delve into the key considerations and strategies for implementing gamified and game-based learning in the workplace, as well as the benefits and potential drawbacks of using these approaches. If you are interested in learning the latest trends and best practices in gamified and game-based learning, this is an episode you don't want to miss!

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August 1, 2022

Jim woke up an e-commerce giant's IT classification process training with a post-apocalyptic superhero story he had pitched years ago to Marvel about The Technicals, an alien race that takes over and outsources Earth. The gameplay:  You must learn how to create a keyword class to rescue Amazon and save the planet.

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April 11, 2022

Walt Disney assembled a new category of designers, engineers, and artisans called Imagineers. These daring creators continue to balance their technical design chops with imagination, storytelling, and insatiable curiosity. 

How can you use the imagineering pyramid in your course design and delivery?

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March 17, 2022

The Center for Instructional Innovation at Augusta University developed a program on Multimedia and Motivation in Student Learning. The course was NASCAR or stock car race themed with 68 faculty members being divided into “pit crews” of 5 members. Each week (lap) presented the Pit Crews with content and “driving missions” that supported broader learning objectives.

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January 12, 2022

Paycor wanted an exciting experience to enhance their new hire program. Tracey created a wildly popular escape room game to review their day’s content and promote teamwork. 

Her first version was an in-person pop-up escape room but when COVID hit, she had to pivot to rethink and redesign it to be a virtual escape room but preserve the most fun parts.

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November 1, 2021

With the pandemic, facilitator-led corporate training was pushed to virtual platforms and many companies and freelances were not equipped to deliver experiential learning online.

Gaminar.net is a platform that enables educators to deliver serious games involving business and soft skills simulations online providing a seamless experience both for the Facilitator and Participants.

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September 22, 2021

A client asked Mahesh Joshi if he could gamify a one-day seminar to generate greater interest in the material. The resultant product is a card game—called BiggieBills—is a patented, interactive, and dynamic strategic thinking game. In this episode, Mahesh and Monica walk through the process from the initial request to the implementation of the gamified program and iterations along the way.

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August 11, 2021

Bringing gaming, play, and experiential learning into business allows one to tap into people’s core motivations and unlock their full potential to drive better engagement, positive change, and ultimately more effective teams.

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June 15, 2021

Covid brought huge disruption to corporate training.  Jimbo Clark, founder of Innogreat tells how he took a course that required participants to build a physical box, and pivoted it to an equally engaging digital experience.  He shares lessons learned so you can avoid the same growing pains.

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May 10, 2021

Eric Nelson, founder of Gamification Schoolhouse, joins us to talk using gamification to tackle tricky classroom troubles: creating grade economy alternatives, new meanss for assessing content mastery, and helping with pandemic classroom challenges.

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March 11, 2021

Tim Dickerson of Karmak is like many Sententia learners (roughly 50%), he ended up in instructional design by happenstance more than choice.  In this episode Monica and Tim talk what gamification wisdom was the most meaningful to him, and why you should rush to failure as fast as possible.

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November 4, 2020

Richard Vass of eLearning Brothers joins us to discuss what makes Rockstar E-Learning.  What elevates everyday E-Learning to make it engaging, interactive, and inspiring all at once?  Streamline training time, and keep team members invested and moving forward.

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October 8, 2020

Use the Game Based Learning Design Wheel, a model based on scientific research and theories of learning, motivation, game design, experience, and gamification. Michiel and Karen join us to promote their design playshop at Gamicon 2020.  Learn a 9 step process for gamification.

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September 25, 2020

How should you incorporate feedback into your gamification design?  Javier joins us to promote his workshop at Gamicon 2020 about designing to include feedback.  Learn how quality feedback gives the user actionable cues and drives them to achieve more.

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September 18, 2020

Bernardo Letayf
Gamicon 2020 - Map a Player Journey

Why is a well crafted player journey essential to gamified instruction?  Bernardo joins us to promote his workshop at Gamicon 2020 about player journey creation.  Learn how a well crafted player journey rewards mastery, as well as how critical it is to balance extrinsic rewards systems.  Should everyone get a trophy? 

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September 3, 2020

Jean Marrapodi
Gamicon Throwdown Judging - Analysis and Insights
A walkthrough of the Gamicon Throwdown competition judging and rubric creation.  We explore questions like "How should instructional designers be judged?", "Who should be doing the judging?", and "What makes agamified learning objectively good?".

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August 13, 2020

Victoria Ichizli-Bartels
Gamify My Life

Practice Self-Gamification or how to play the “Turn Your Life into Fun Games” game. Learn how and why to turn your life into a game. You'll no longer focus on upsets and complaints, AND save an enormous amount of time.

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July 19, 2020

Marilyn Zwissler
The Great Art Quest

An art history course developed for Alverno College based on a challenge to save art works of five ancient cultures from oblivion and thereby save the memory of those cultures. 

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April 27, 2020

Masha Sedova
Hacker's Mind - Gamified Security Training

Hacker’s Mind by Elevate Security gamifies the security training process resulting in employees who understand their importance in securing your organization. Turn every employee into a security superhero, and equip the organization to succeed against today’s people-centered risk. 

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March 20, 2020

Monica Cornetti
Six Keys to Successfully Gamify Your Next Webinar

With the tips and techniques you'll learn in this podcast, you'll be able to add some fun challenges and rewards to keep your audience engaged with simple gamification techniques you can start to use today!

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February 9, 2020

Amy Morrisey
Catch It!
Winner of the GamiCon 2019 Training Magazine Award for Outstanding Use of Surprise and Delight in Gamification Design

Tiffany & Co. needed to train security officers to follow an important process when they suspect someone of shoplifting. Tiffany approached Artisan eLearning to create something memorable and challenging for their learners… and the idea for Catch It was formed.

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January 21, 2020

Scott Provence
Winner of the GamiCon 2019 Training Magazine Award for Excellence in No Tech Gamification

A feature spotlight from the GamiCon19 event - Scott’s Award-winning No Tech Gamification project and a special BONUS Breakout Session - Bare Bones Storytelling Slide Deck. Hint: We discuss both the OKRs game and the Storytelling session in this important and informative podcast.  

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November 7, 2019

Domenic Caloia
Adaptive Design for Personalized Learning

This project addresses the problem of training two different yet closely aligned groups in a global workforce. Adopting an adaptive design for training allowed the Company, with over 100,000 employees, to successfully address these issues.

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May 12, 2019

Josh Yavelberg, PhD
Understanding the Student Perspective of Art History Survey Outcomes Through Game Development
Unique research that explores how games may be used in education, future game designs for art history survey courses, and how research can be explained through game-based formats.

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April 24, 2019

Naomi Pariseault and Jim Egan
Fantastic Places, Unhuman Humans
Winner of the GamiCon | Training Magazine 2018 Overall Outstanding Use of Gamification for Learning
This is the first online introductory humanities course to be gamified at an American University, Coursera, or Edx. Winner of the Training Magazine 2018 Award for the Overall Outstanding Use of Gamification for Learning.

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April 13, 2019

Jeffrey Riley and Elizabeth R. Lachowicz
The CFM Challenge
Debuted at CFMA's Annual Conference and Exhibition in 2018, this tabletop board game was created as an engaging and educational tool for their members.

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October 9, 2019

Javier Velasquez, Gamification Consultant
Cash Inc.
Winner of the GamiCon | Training Magazine 2019 Overall Outstanding Use of Gamification for Learning

A Colombian bank wanted to test drive gamification to transform their digital culture within the organization. In this award winning design, the player must defeat the evil Cash Inc. to successfully save their country.

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July 28, 2019

John Chen, Digital Team Building Expert
Geoteaming at GamiCon 2019

John has completed over 1,110 team building events with over 100,000 clients. This year at GamiCon 2019 to be held in New Orleans, LA on September 15-17, 2019, this fully gamified conference will culminate with a massive Geoteaming event that will combine both TechLearn19 and GamiCon participants for a team building adventure in the heart of NOLA.

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June 21, 2019

Sue Bohle, Executive Director
A Spotlight on the 2019 Serious Play Events

The Serious Play Conference is the leadership gathering for thought leaders in game-based learning, and covers all market sectors – corporate, healthcare, education, government, military, museums and other application areas.

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March 9, 2019

E. Altug Yilmaz
Masters of Claims
A leading insurance company with more than 700 workers at HQ and more than 1000 at agencies, wanted to increase the quality of the claims filing process. The Goal: Less complaints regarding the benefits and solving time for each case. The Answer:  A gamified program with collaborative quests and challenges.

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March 2, 2019

Monica Cornetti
Match-A-Mo Learner Persona Game
The Sententia team developed this 2-minute game for Expo attendees to playfully learn how to match mechanics to a learner persona, at Training Magazine 2019 Conference and Expo.

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February 23, 2019

Edgar Solano
WakeUpBrain Game
Launched by Confecámaras, the  Chambers of Commerce of Colombia and Colciencias, the state agency for the promotion of innovation, to help more than 1,000 Subject Matter Experts in 14 cities in Colombia to adopt innovation practices.

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February 16, 2019

Kyle Miller
EDMS Escape Room for Vitalant
With over 5000 front  end documents in their EDMS, Vitalant was seeking a way to create a meaningful and engaging training to support their staff to help them to know quickly and easily where to go to  find the information they need to do their  jobs.

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February 9, 2019

Kerstin Oberprieler and PentaQuest
Rev
Pentaquest, led by Kerstin Oberprieler, worked with an Australian Government Department to implement gamification with the objective of increasing their employees' engagement with professional development.

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February 2, 2019

Scott Provence
Mission:  Uncountable
A Washington public school teacher was looking for a way to drive down music student dropout rates and breathe new life into abstract musical concepts. The result was a bite-sized lesson on musical rhythm, paired with a quirky, choose-your-own-adventure narrative.

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January 26, 2019

Amy Jaffe, Laurel Rohlf, Valerie Ryan
Using SOP Strategies to Demonstrate Engagement
A California Core Practice Model Game
Academy for Professional Excellence
San Diego State University School of Social Work

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January 19, 2019

Jacob Guerra-Martinez and David Noffs
Discussion Hero
Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

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January 12, 2019

Mechel L. Glass, PMP, M.A.
Misadventures in Money Management
Winner of the GamiCon | Training Magazine 2018 Excellence in eLearning or Web-Based Gamification Design
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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