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 Amazon.com.
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
|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.