Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee

Playing With Innovation, Creativity & Learning: With Special Guests Karl Kapp, Kevin Thorn & Deborah

Episode Summary

The most innovative creators and thinkers in L&D have one thing in common - they love to play. There is plenty of research that proves the value of play within learning, whether that be growing relationships to form stronger teams, improving performance in work, happier employees... the list goes on. But for adults, play sounds too much like the opposite of work and so it isn’t taken seriously as a valuable practice and life skill. This week Chris and Brent are talking with a few special guests to learn more about how you can improve your learning outcomes by incorporating PLAY into your programs. Join us for a special announcement as well. It’s a week long experience with experts and peers that you will not want to miss. Chatting with us this week: Karl Kapp, Kevin Thorn and Deborah Thomas. Karl is a professor at Bloomsburg University for Instructional technology and the Director of the Institute for Interactive Technologies. His goal is to help people understand the convergence of learning, technology, games & game-thinking through fun, laughter and insight (grounded by evidence-based practices). Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences. Deborah Thomas is the President, Owner and Senior Consultant at SillyMonkey LLC. She is currently focused on games design and development in training. With over 20 year experience in the L&D field from training manager, instructional designer and game designer, she really has a grasp on what makes great training. Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter (and remember you can always stay in the loop with the #IDIODC hashtag): Karl: @KKapp https://twitter.com/kkapp Kevin: @LearnNuggets https://twitter.com/LearnNuggets Deborah: @SillyM0nkey https://twitter.com/sillym0nkey Brent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenker Chris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's User Community Director. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow Interested in learning more about dominKnow? Sign up for our next live platform demo to learn why we do powerful eLearning-authoring best. (And get a free 14-day trial after you watch the demo!) https://www.dominknow.com/demonstration.html

Episode Notes

The most innovative creators and thinkers in L&D have one thing in common - they love to play. There is plenty of research that proves the value of play within learning, whether that be growing relationships to form stronger teams, improving performance in work, happier employees... the list goes on. But for adults, play sounds too much like the opposite of work and so it isn’t taken seriously as a valuable practice and life skill.

This week Chris and Brent are talking with a few special guests to learn more about how you can improve your learning outcomes by incorporating PLAY into your programs. Join us for a special announcement as well. It’s a week long experience with experts and peers that you will not want to miss.

Chatting with us this week: Karl Kapp, Kevin Thorn and Deborah Thomas.

Karl is a professor at Bloomsburg University for Instructional technology and the Director of the Institute for Interactive Technologies. His goal is to help people understand the convergence of learning, technology, games & game-thinking through fun, laughter and insight (grounded by evidence-based practices).

Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.

Deborah Thomas is the President, Owner and Senior Consultant at SillyMonkey LLC. She is currently focused on games design and development in training. With over 20 year experience in the L&D field from training manager, instructional designer and game designer, she really has a grasp on what makes great training.

Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter (and remember you can always stay in the loop with the #IDIODC hashtag):

Karl: @KKapp https://twitter.com/kkapp
Kevin: @LearnNuggets https://twitter.com/LearnNuggets
Deborah: @SillyM0nkey https://twitter.com/sillym0nkey
Brent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenker
Chris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W

Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's User Community Director. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions.

Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Interested in learning more about dominKnow? Sign up for our next live platform demo to learn why we do powerful eLearning-authoring best. (And get a free 14-day trial after you watch the demo!) https://www.dominknow.com/demonstration.html