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.
Bob DePasquale with Games and Cancer at 18 | Episode 191
Bob is an advocate of stewardship. He has always believed in taking care of the things that he has been blessed with. It is his mission to help others in doing the same. Bob’s perspective derives from a battle with cancer at age 18. After growing up an only child it wasn’t until he was legally an adult that he felt alone. Having his life threatened at such a young age lead to a unique view of the gift that is vitality.
Erik Agudelo Blending Physical and Digital Games for Learning | Episode 190
Erik is a researcher and developer of Learning Solutions. He's the founder of Play Learn Develop and also a vegetarian. His research and products combine the use of Human Behaviour, tabletop games and Artificial Intelligence/Data Science. Over the past two years, he has worked with the University of Economics Krakow, in Poland, and with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in Ireland. Currently, he's working on a project to take ToolBox 4 Creativity (his latest L&D product) to Kickstarter. As well as applying for EU funding to develop his umbrella research at the Human Centre Organisational Transformation Framework.
Bernardo Letayf Explodes Learning with Gamification | Episode 189
Bernardo started as a web designer back in 1998. He worked in JWT (marketing agency) for a year and afterward started his journey in the training world working at EduMac as an Adobe Certified Instructor. In 2008 he started working at the American School Foundation. Bernardo has been working as a freelancer forever and founded his company in 2011. In 2011 he was introduced by a student to the concept of gamification. Since then all his classes were gamified. He developed BLUErabbit as a platform to gamify education and increase engagement in any teaching environment. In November 2017, BLUERABBIT was awarded The Outstanding Gamification Software in Gamification Europe.
Engagers and Professor Game Powers, Engage! | Episode 188
Special episode alert! This week we are asking for your help Engagers! We have a shorter episode explaining how you can engage with Professor Game to activate the special powers (yes, oldie but goodie Wonder Twin Powers-like). All you have to do is go to professorgame.com/survey21, invest less than 5 minutes answering some questions and that's it! You can invest a little more and give us some more details, and you can also go on a quest that shows up after you hit send on the survey! As always, we are guided by your interests and needs, so we're counting on you Engagers, let's do this!
Miguel Sicart Connects the Cables of Game Research and Design | Episode 187
Miguel Sicart is an Associate Professor at the IT University, where he teaches play design. He is the author of The Ethics of Computer Games (The MIT Press, 2009), Beyond Choices (The MIT Press, 2013), and Play Matters (The MIT Press, 2014). His work combines the philosophy of technology, game studies, and design theory to try to make sense of play. His most recent research focuses on the nature of play in the software society, and on the ridiculous nature of all software.
Adam Powley with XP Grading in the Classroom | Episode 186
Mr. Powley is the Dual Enrollment American History Teacher at HCS Early College High School in Coastal South Carolina where he lives with his wife Amanda and three young boys. In 2013, he began transforming his classroom with game-inspired design. He has been a presenter at the Future of Ed Tech Conference as well as numerous state and local events. Mr. Powley is currently writing a blog at classroompowerups.com where he frequently writes about gamification and other game-inspired practices.
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!
Rob's a great host, and brings out the best in his guests. The show's fun and informative, definitely worth a listen.
Really useful info!!!! Wow I didn’t even realize how so much of what we do in life is game related and how games prompt us to action and learning all while having fun. The interviews were interesting, easy to listen to, thought provoking and brought practical knowledge. Thank you!!!!