Sharon Boller and Dr. Karl Kapp’s new book on learning game design is now available! “Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games” can be ordered from ATD Press and

The book bridges the gap between instructional design and game design and presents a step-by-step approach to designing learning games. It shows trainers and instructional designers how to link game design to business needs and learning objectives. This way, they can deploy games that engage and excite learners.

Sharon and Karl have been delivering learning game design workshops together at industry conferences throughout the United States since 2013. “Play to Learn” turns these workshops into a concise guidebook trainers and designers can easily apply to their own projects.

To celebrate the launch of the book, Sharon and Karl are kicking off a book tour that blends conference workshops, webinars and guest bloggers. Some fantastic folks have signed on to participate in our tour. Each blog stop will add a new perspective to the conversation around learning game design.

Play to Learn Blog Tour Schedule

Play to Learn Book Tour

Date(s) Event / Blog Stop Location
March 3rd “Play to Learn” available from ATD and Amazon ATD / Amazon
March 3rd Bottom-Line Performance Blog Stop Lessons on Learning
March 3rd Karl Kapp Blog Stop Kapp Notes
March 3rd ATD Learning Technologies Blog Stop ATD Learning Technologies Blog
March 6th Knowledge Guru Blog Stop Knowledge Guru
March 7th eLearning Industry Blog Stop eLearning Industry
March 8th Connie Malamed Blog Stop The eLearning Coach
March 9th David Kelly Blog Stop Misadventures in Learning
March 10th Lou Russell Blog Stop Russell Martin & Associates Blog
March 13th ATD Science of Learning Blog Stop ATD Science of Learning Blog
March 14th Julie Dirksen Blog Stop Usable Learning
March 15th Zsolt Olah Blog Stop Rabbitoreg
March 16th Cammy Bean Blog Stop Cammy Bean’s Learning Visions
March 17th Melissa Milloway Blog Stop Mel’s Learning Lab
March 21st Learning Solutions Conference Orlando, FL
March 22nd Learnnovators Blog Stop The Learnnovators Blog
March 23rd-24th ATD Core4 Session Long Beach, CA
March 28th Webinar with Sharon and Karl Bottom-Line Performance
March 30th-31st Texas Distance Learning Association 2017 Conference Galveston, TX
May 3rd Lectora User Conference Cincinnati, OH
May 22nd-23rd ATD International Conference Atlanta, GA
June 20th-22nd FocusOn Learning Conference San Diego, CA

Access the Webinar

Sharon and Karl shared tips and best practices from “Play to Learn” in a live webinar on March 28th. Attendees heard their perspective on the three most critical learning game design steps and had the opportunity to participate in Q&A.

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