To continue the interview theme for another week, I present my interview with Karl Kapp. Karl is an eLearning expert, author, researcher and all round fountain of information and understanding!
Can you sum up what you do in a single sentence?
I teach, study, research, write, and educate others about the convergence of learning, technology and pedagogy with a focus on games and gamification.
How did you get involved with learning and helping people understand it better?
I discovered the field of instructional design my first year out of college. I was working for a company that happened to be an instructional design firm. Working for them changed my life, when I found out what the field was about and how it impacted people through carefully designed learning interventions, I wanted to be a part of it. When I found out about this field, I changed my graduate program of study from Educational Counseling to Instructional Technology and I haven’t looked back. I think the ability to impact learners through instruction is compelling and to do it with methods like games and gamification is even more exciting.