London (UK), December 2018 - At Learning Technologies 2019, a recognised expert on games and learning, Karl Kapp, will help learning professionals to think like game designers and transform stale training into exciting and interesting experiences. The term gamification is thrown around liberally in L&D these days, with the benefits of using game theory in learning now an established principle. But designing engaging and compelling games is an art in its own right, and adding points or leaderboards into learning design simply doesn't do it justice.
"Learning Technologies is delighted to welcome world-renowned expert on games and learning, Professor Karl Kapp, to help us expand our practice in this increasingly important area," said Donald H Taylor, Conference Chair, Learning Technologies.
"Instructional designers tend to think content first and action second. In contrast, game designers think action first. As a result, most games are engaging, intriguing, and immersive, while most instruction tends to be boring and perfunctory. Changing mindset from instructional designer to game designer helps to create engaging and effective learning experiences," added Taylor.
Karl Kapp will highlight methods that will help learning professionals to think like a game designer and transform stale training into exciting and interesting experiences for participants.
Kapp's session, "Stop thinking like an instructional designer. Start thinking like a game designer" takes place on the first day of Learning Technologies 2019, 13 February, at 15:30.
- Explore how game designers engage players and immerse them in the game environment.
- Learn to create engaging instruction using game design techniques.
- Discover how to think like a game designer when creating learning experiences.
- Understand why curiosity is so important - and how to inspire it.
- Examine the importance of mistakes as part of the learning process.
Learning Technologies 2019 takes place 13-14 February at its new home, ExCeL London.