TWIST Conversations: Karl Kapp on Designing Effective Learning Games

Welcome to TWIST Conversations, where we chat with members of the Guild Community exploring current trends in learning, performance, and technology.

CaptureIn this episode of TWIST Conversations I chat with Karl Kapp, Professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University. In this discussion, we explore a the growing interest in the use of games for learning, including why games-based learning is a growing trend, how games can be used in a learning context, and what people need to be considering when building their first game.

Here are a few highlights from our conversation:

One of the things we know that helps people learn is engagement, including doing something and making decisions.

Adult learners really learn best when they know they don’t know something.

Games start out with mysteries, questions, or things that you don’t know.


To learn more about the games workshop that Karl Kapp and Sharon Boller are facilitating, or any of the other great programming elements taking place the the DevLearn Conference and Expo this October, please visit the DevLearn website.

If you have a speaker or topic that you would like to see featured in a future episode of TWIST Conversations, please let me know.

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