Professor Game is a weekly podcast where we interview successful practitioners of games, gamification and game thinking that will bring us the best of their experiences to get ideas, insights and will inspire us in the process of getting students or trainees to learn what we teach.
Raymond Kimball with Consequences in Games | Episode 220
Raymond A. Kimball, EdD is an education professional with years of experience in game-based learning and collaborative professional development that meets the needs of diverse teams. Ray founded 42 Education Games Coaching and Design in 2020 so he could continue his dream of serving higher education faculty by helping them harness the power of game-based pedagogy. In that role, Ray works with higher education faculty to adapt existing games or design new ones to meet the needs of diverse classrooms. A 20+ year veteran of the United States Army, Ray taught history for ten years at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point and integrated game-based learning from the very beginning. He used games in every single course he taught to help students better grasp difficult concepts and develop a sense of historical empathy. He advocated for game-based learning and introduced the Reacting to the Past methodology there, where it is now used in the core freshman Western History course. While on faculty, he brought in multiple gaming experts to showcase the varied ways that game-based pedagogy can change students’ lives.
Josh Bolton Focuses on Optimizing Like Games | Episode 219
Josh is a podcaster on The Josh Bolton Show. He had a bit of an interesting up-and-coming. Had many odd jobs along the way to get him where he is currently at. But the main thing he enjoyed about his childhood was martial arts. He has a strategic mind. How does the game work? How does he work the system? The mindset of games for achievements and growth in general in life.
Happy 2021 holidays and get ready for 2022 | Episode 218
Dropping in a special episode to say hi and send you some heartfelt holiday greetings! I do hope you have a blast. If you have 3 minutes, I'd love to know what you think through the survey you can find on professorgame.com/2021survey, thanks as always and may your 2022 be amazing and fun!
When Pushing Through Gets You Into a Rut with Robert Riopel | Episode 217
Robert Raymond Riopel is an international Best-Selling author, App Designer, Entrepreneur and Trainer who has spent the past 18+ years traveling around the world sharing his passion. He has also shared the stage with and trained many of the top trainers and thought leaders in the world today. With his high energy and heartfelt style, Robert draws on his journey from humble beginnings to financial freedom at the age of 32, to inspire individuals into tapping into their greatness. Realizing that he is not the only person that struggles, Robert’s “Clues” open individuals up to the possibilities that lie within them and that is why he is a highly sought-after presenter.
Paul Darvasi Gets Hit By the Serendipity Bug of Games | Episode 216
Paul Darvasi, Ph.D., is an educator, game designer, speaker, and writer who works at the intersection of games, culture, and learning. His efforts directly or indirectly aim to envision and implement better ways to teach and learn. He is a passionate advocate of media and digital literacy, design thinking, experiential learning, virtual simulations and digital games for learning, and locative experiences. He has designed pervasive games that include The Ward Game; Blind Protocol, a cyber warfare simulation that instructs on online security, privacy and surveillance, and a series of archival and library orientation games for McGill University. He lectures at the University of Toronto, where he is a founding member of the Play Lab. Paul writes for a variety of publications about progressive and innovative education models, and his research explores how commercial video games can be leveraged for instruction. He wrote a widely circulated white paper for UNESCO about how digital games can support peace education and conflict resolution and helped global youth develop games to prevent violent extremism in the Digital Games for Peace initiative run by UNCCT, UNESCO, and UNAOC. Paul is a frequently invited keynote speaker and panelist, who has lectured and presented at conferences and universities around the world. He has shared his expertise with the US Department of Education, UNESCO, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Epic Games, US presidential libraries, foundry10, Consumers International, iThrive, and Connected Camps, among others. His work has been featured on PBS, NPR, CBC, the Huffington Post, Polygon, Killscreen, Gamasutra, Sterne, Endgadget, Edsurge, Edutopia, and MindShift.
Octalysis Prime is a Big Part of Yu-kai Chou's Life Mission | Episode 215
Yu-kai Chou is an Author and International Keynote Speaker on Gamification and Behavioral Design. He is the Original Creator of the Octalysis Framework, and the author of Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards. He is currently President of The Octalysis Group and the Founder of Octalysis Prime, a Gamified Mentorship Platform. Yu-kai has been a regular speaker/lecturer on gamification and motivation worldwide, including at organizations like IDEO, Google, Stanford University, LEGO, Tesla, Boston Consulting Group, Turkish Airlines, the governments of UK, Singapore, South Korea, Kingdom of Bahrain, and many more. His work has affected over 1 Billion users’ experiences across the world. Yu-kai was one of the earliest pioneers in Gamification, starting his work in the industry in 2003. In 2015, Yu-kai was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE, and was also awarded the “Gamification Guru of the Year” Award in 2014, 2015 and 2017 by the World Gamification Congress and the Gamification Europe Conference. He has helped a variety of companies, from seed stage startups to Fortune 500 companies such as LEGO, Uber, Volkswagen/Porsche, Sberbank, eBay, Fidelity Investments, AIG Japan, Verizon, and more. His work has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, The World Journal, PBS, NBC, and many more.
This podcast is a blast!
Fun & super insightful. The host does a great job of engaging his guests & audience. Loved it!
Gamification and game thinking at its best
I've been interested in gamification for several years but I didn't know it had become such a big field until I discovered Professor Game. This podcast is full of information on using the game mentality to improve your everyday life. It also gives you an insider look into the gaming industry.
Rob is super engaging! I love the way he gets you right in by making sure the guest is prepared to engage and more importantly the listeners are engaging. And that's the just beginning. Rob is great host and keeps the conversations really intresting with his questions and perspectives. You'll learn a lot from this episode on in a real engaging way!