Karl Kapp, Ed.D., is a professor, analyst, speaker, learning expert, and designer of instructional games and gamification. He is a full professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA, where he teaches subjects related to games, gamification, and learning technologies. He is the director of Bloomsburg’s Institute for Interactive Technologies, which works with organizations to create interactive instruction including games, gamification solutions, and simulations. Karl’s work explores the research, theoretical foundations, and application of effective game-based learning. He is a TEDx and international speaker on the subjects of games, gamification, and learning innovation. Karl has served as a co-principle investigator on two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants related to games and simulations and conducted work on a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant related to gamification.
Karl is founder of the educational consulting and game development firm, The Wisdom Learning Group, LLC where he consults internationally with Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations in a variety of areas. This includes helping them devise strategies around technology-based learning, game-based learning, gamification, instructional design, and learning technology strategy development. His company has also created the sales training game Zombie Sales Apocalypse™.
Karl is passionate about sharing his knowledge and teaching others. To that end, he has authored or co-authored a half-a-dozen books including The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and its accompanying fieldbook and Play to Learn. He is author of several Lynda.com courses including the Gamification of Learning and How to Increase Learner Engagement. You can follow his widely read blog at http://karlkapp.com/kapp-notes or follow him on Twitter @kkapp.