Karl Kapp

Professor, Bloomsburg University

Dr. Karl Kapp has a worldwide reputation as a pioneer in the gamification of learning and instruction, having literally written the book on the topic. Karl is an expert in the convergence of learning, technology, and business. He was named one of LinkedIn's Top Voices in Education in 2017 and is the recipient of the 2019 ATD Individual Contributor Award. He works all over the world with Fortune 100 companies as well as start-up organizations helping them deliver meaningful instruction using a game-thinking approach. Karl is the author of several LinkedIn Learning courses and creator of several popular learning card games.

1:00 - 1:45 PM ET

Monday Nov. 16

Using a Virtual Card Game to Teach Leadership, Sales Skills, and Critical Thinking

One difficulty encountered by designers of online learning games is that the games turn out to be either too complex or too simplistic. We’ve all played online games where you answer a multiple-choice question and earn points. Fun for a while but doesn’t do much more than reinforce knowledge or teach basic facts. More is needed if we are really going to leverage online, virtual classroom software for higher order thinking. If you need to teach skills like sales, negotiation or leadership, you need more than multiple choice questions. You need interactivity, role-plays and a bit of critical thinking. But, how do you fit interactivity, a role-play experience and critical thinking into a live, virtual classroom training session in a simple, straightforward manner? It’s not as hard as you think.

In this session, you will discover how a virtual card game can be used to teach leadership, sales skills, and/or critical thinking. In this interactive session you will apply your own critical decision making skills into an interactive role play. You will challenge your fellow attendees for victory and discover a new way of adding interactivity to any virtual, instructor-led classroom experience.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How a digital card game can be used to foster critical thinking and leadership training
  • How to build a role-play activity without the typical “moans and groans” of an online role-play
  • How to apply the engagement and fun of playing cards while learning virtually
2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Monday Nov. 16

Five Perspectives on the Future of Learning and Work

The world of work is changing. Numerous forces are motivating organizations to pivot their strategies, causing a paradigm shift in what is expected from the workforce. This, in turn, fundamentally changes the work learning teams need to do in supporting workers and the organizations we serve.

In this general session, we will hear from five learning leaders, each of whom will provide a short TED-like talk exploring one aspect of the future of work that we need to pay attention to, and why that change matters to our profession. Be prepared for a fast-paced and thought-provoking session.