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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.

Professor Game Podcast | Rob Alvarez Bucholska chats with gamification gurus, experts and practitioners about education Rob Alvarez Bucholska: Gamification and learning experiences expert, speake

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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.

    Steve Bocska Uses Gamification to Drive Customers Up the Pyramid | Episode 117

    Steve Bocska Uses Gamification to Drive Customers Up the Pyramid | Episode 117

    Steve is CEO of Pug Interactive, a technology & design leader in engagement, retention, and community activation. He has 17+ years of direct experience in the video game industry, having designed and produced several AAA games for Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts, Sega and Ubisoft that have generated sales in excess of $650 million. He is frequently sought as a speaker, having spoken at Game Developer’s Conference, South by Southwest, SIGGRAPH, Banff New Media Festival, GameON Finance, nextMEDIA and several others. He also has enjoyed an amazing Lebanese dinner with an actual Canadian Astronaut.

    • 35 min
    Scott Crabtree Uses Gamification for his Happy Brain Science | Episode 116

    Scott Crabtree Uses Gamification for his Happy Brain Science | Episode 116

    Scott Crabtree helps people apply science to thrive at work. After earning a degree in cognitive science from Vassar College, he went on to lead the design and development of video games and other software. He discovered the science of thriving (positive psychology and other brain sciences) in 2003 and immediately became a passionate student and teacher of that research. He resigned his senior leadership position at Intel in 2011 to found Happy Brain Science. His Happy Brain Science clients include DreamWorks, Nike, Kaiser-Permanente, Boeing, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, and NBC. He continues to use his game development background to ‘gamify’ all of his keynotes and workshops. He’s also produced the successful ‘serious card game’ Choose Happiness @ Work. He applies the latest findings from adult learning and hears from audience members years later that they still remember and apply his immediately applicable techniques. When not presenting the science of thriving at work, Scott enjoys playing music and getting into Oregon wilderness, especially with his wife and two daughters.

    • 37 min
    Jennifer Eberhardt Smith Plays Her Game of Colors | Episode 115

    Jennifer Eberhardt Smith Plays Her Game of Colors | Episode 115

    Jennifer Eberhardt Smith is the author of Donuts and Dandelions, finding your Joy and Growth. The simple philosophy of focusing on two main life goals helps clarify what you truly want in life. She is the creator of the arts/communication app Paint To Me, which is the culmination of a years-long project. Jennifer is now focusing on helping others through their life journey, either as a coach or speaker, both one on one and in the professional world.

    • 30 min
    Jordan DeVries with the UX to make gamification great | Episode 114

    Jordan DeVries with the UX to make gamification great | Episode 114

    Jordan DeVries is the Director of UX at Brave UX, based in Washington DC. His clients include Royal Caribbean, Marriott, Discovery Networks, Gensler, Eli Lilly, Rosetta Stone, and ClearChannel. His first exposure to gaming was watching his mother beat Super Mario World. His most recent gaming achievement is reaching Elite in Smash Bros Ultimate Online.

    • 38 min
    J Scott Christianson with The Blockchain Game | Episode 113

    J Scott Christianson with The Blockchain Game | Episode 113

    Scott is a successful instructor and business owner with more than 24 years of experience in networking, videoconferencing technology, and project management. He currently serves as an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri where his interests are focused on the impact of technology on society and human well-being. He has also created The Blockchain Game to explain how blockchain works to his classes and non-technical managers. It has been used all over the world by various instructors and companies. It is a creative commons resource for all to take and modify.

    • 35 min
    Lars Hoffmann Creates Strategic Learning Boardgames | Episode 112

    Lars Hoffmann Creates Strategic Learning Boardgames | Episode 112

    Lars Hoffmann is the Learning Director of DHI, a global water engineering consultancy and software provider. He has used, designed and sold learning games for more than 20 years, working both within and as a consultant in leadership development and change for large international organizations. He has a background in psychology and very much prefers board games to computer games, even though DHI is digitalizing heavily – also in the delivery of training for its clients.

    • 33 min

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