Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement with Karl Kapp

Karl Kapp joined #IDIODC November seventeenth.
November 17, 2021
4 minutes
Karl Kapp joined #IDIODC November seventeenth.

Engaging Learners in learning content is every instructional designer's goal. Why is it so hard to do? Why do so many instructional designers struggle to make engaging learning experiences?

Karl Kapp joined us to share his wisdom about learner engagement. It turns out that engaging learners is not as mysterious as we thought. Karl is the author, and host, of ten LinkedIn Learning courses including the popular " Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement". In his years as an award-winning professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University he's seen it all. He teaches game design, gamification classes and online learning design. Games, gamification, and playing to learn, are just a few of the strategies he teaches.

Karl’s work explores the research, theoretical foundations and practical application of gamification, game-thinking and activity-based learning to organizational performance issues. His goal is to help organizations create engaging learning experiences through intelligent, research-based application of instructional strategies and techniques. He shares his expertise and knowledge through consulting, workshops and one-on-one mentoring with start-up firms, Fortune 100 companies and various governmental agencies.

Links shared in chat:

Unofficial, Unauthorized History of Learning Games.

The Beer Game from MI

Metaverse learning model creating environments

Karl’s Links:

LinkedIn

LD Mentor Academy

Article

Twitter

LinkedIn Learning

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About Karl Kapp

Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., is an award-winning professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. where he teaches instructional game design, gamification classes and online learning design.  He is the Director of Bloomsburg’s Institute for Interactive Technologies and is recognized internationally as an expert in the application of games, game-thinking and gamification to learning. Karl earned his doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

He is currently a senior researcher on a grant sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which involves the application of microlearning and gamification to help childcare workers identify child abuse. Karl has previously served as a Co-Principle Investigator on two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants related to games and simulations. Karl is an advisor for several EdTech start up companies.

Karl has authored or co-authored eight books including “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction,” it’s accompanying fieldbook and the widely popular, “Play to Learn.” His latest co-authored book with Robyn Defelice is “Microlearning: Short and Sweet.” Karl is author of ten LinkedIn Learning courses including “Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement” and has been a TEDx speaker. In 2019, he received the ATD Distinguished Contribution to Talent Development Award. The award is presented in recognition of an exceptional contribution that has had a sustained impact on field of the talent development.

Karl’s work explores the research, theoretical foundations and practical application of gamification, game-thinking and activity-based learning to organizational performance issues. His goal is to help organizations create engaging learning experiences through intelligent, research-based application of instructional strategies and techniques. He shares his expertise and knowledge through consulting, workshops and one-on-one mentoring with start-up firms, Fortune 100 companies and various governmental agencies. Visit his website.

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