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Professor Game is a weekly podcast where we interview gurus, experts and successful practitioners of games, gamification and game thinking that bring us the best of their experiences to get ideas, insights and will inspire us in the process of getting students to learn what we teach.

Professor Game Podcast Rob Alvarez

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 91 Ratings

Professor Game is a weekly podcast where we interview gurus, experts and successful practitioners of games, gamification and game thinking that bring us the best of their experiences to get ideas, insights and will inspire us in the process of getting students to learn what we teach.

    My TEDx How Gaming Can Unlock Your Better Self is Live! | Episode 342

    My TEDx How Gaming Can Unlock Your Better Self is Live! | Episode 342

    I'm beyond excited to share that my TEDx Talk, How Gaming Can Unlock Your Better Self, is now live on the TEDx YouTube channel! You can find it in the show notes or directly at professorgame.com/tedx2023 I'd love to know your thoughts!

    • 5 min
    Jason Friedman has the Customer Experience Formula | Episode 341

    Jason Friedman has the Customer Experience Formula | Episode 341

    Jason Friedman, a former theater enthusiast who is now a serial entrepreneur and coach, is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners grow and scale their businesses. With a flair for dramatics and a master of storytelling, Jason has founded and exited five successful companies. As CEO of CXFormula, he's now teaching businesses how to captivate their audiences using his proprietary Kinetic Customer Formula·. He's also at the helm of Spotlight Brand Services, guiding e-commerce brands to success on Amazon and beyond. Join us as we dive into the insights of a leader whose strategies have earned him accolades like Ernst and Young·s Entrepreneur of the Year, and propelled multiple companies to the top of the Inc. 5000 list.

    • 35 min
    Diedre Downing Creates Learning Experiences with the End in Mind | Episode 340

    Diedre Downing Creates Learning Experiences with the End in Mind | Episode 340

    As the Chief Learning Officer at StoryIQ, Diedre combines her love of data and strategic thinking with creating engaging learning experiences. With close to 20 years of teaching and facilitating experience, Diedre brings enthusiasm and a unique ability to make complex concepts accessible and relatable to all. Diedre's expertise allows her to call upon a deep knowledge of communicating data and data-driven strategy to senior leaders and key stakeholders across industries and verticals.

    • 26 min
    Moe Ash is the Alchemist of Gamification | Episode 339

    Moe Ash is the Alchemist of Gamification | Episode 339

    Moe Ash is a learning architect dedicated to the notion of designing learning experiences. He holds a BSC degree in Human Resources Management and a minor in Economics from Sadat Academy for Management Sciences, a Master's degree in International Development from the American University in Cairo. A CIPD-HR associate (level 5), Certified Instructional Designer HRCI, Certified Competency Matrix Developer, Certified Assessment Center Analyst from Middle Earth HR, and a diploma in Community Psychology from the American University in Cairo. A brand ambassador to the Genially authoring tool. Moe is currently looking into acquiring his degree in business psychology aiming to blend gamification and performance management in a tight cohesive mold. Moe is the founder of The Catalyst, an instructional design consultancy focused on the sole purpose of creating impeccable learning experiences.

    • 30 min
    Timo Lainema Simulates for Learning in Real Time | Episode 338

    Timo Lainema Simulates for Learning in Real Time | Episode 338

    Dr. Timo Lainema is the developer of RealGame, a unique real-time operated business simulation game for learning business and supply chain management, and many other business topics. Timo is an adjunct professor of educational sciences and game-based learning in Finnish universities, and an experienced trainer in executive education. His present research of game-based teaching and learning focuses on conceptual change and correcting students· false perceptions through simulation gaming. In addition, he has studied the management of time in simulation games, immersion and flow, business process understanding, and decision-making and leadership in game-based learning. Presently, Timo works as the CEO of RealGame Business Simulations, a company providing active learning solutions for higher education and company training internationally.

    • 30 min
    Javier Velasquez is Free to Play | Episode 337

    Javier Velasquez is Free to Play | Episode 337

    Javier is Co-founder of Azahar Juegos and Free to Play, companies that focus on the design and research around the use of playful paradigms in serious contexts. He has 11 years of experience working on gamification projects and has collaborated on educational projects with institutions in Colombia such as Universidad de los Andes, Sergio Arboleda, Rosario, Uniminuto, and with companies such as Bancolombia, Compensar, Grupo Bolivar, among others. He is the designer of the BEM Framework for systemic and meaningful gamification and the recipient of two awards from Tech Magazine / Gamicon 2019 for gamification projects in virtual learning.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Nate804 ,

This podcast is a blast!

Fun & super insightful. The host does a great job of engaging his guests & audience. Loved it!

ScottDGray ,

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.

ST Rapps ,

Engaging Podcast!

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!

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