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Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games Paperback – 30 Mar. 2017

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Sharon Boller is president and chief product officer of Bottom-Line Performance (BLP), a learning solutions firm she founded in 1995. Sharon has grown BLP from a single-woman sole proprietorship to a more than $3 million company with 30 team members. Under Sharon's direction, BLP created the award-winning Knowledge Guru platform, which enables users to author and distribute game-based learning solutions. This platform earned the coveted Brandon Hall Gold award for best innovation in gaming and technology in 2014. In addition, BLP has earned numerous other awards for custom game-based solutions, including Horizon Awards and LTEN Awards.Sharon frequently speaks on game-based learning and learning design topics at the local and international level for eLearning Guild, ATD, Chief Learning Officer, Training magazine, and other industry groups. She is the author of numerous articles on game-based learning, learning science, and instructional design, as well as a book featuring team-building simulations and games, Team Training. Her latest book, co-authored with Karl Kapp, is Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games (ATD Press). Karl Kapp is a professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, where he teaches subjects related to games, gamification, and learning technologies. He is the director of Bloomsburg's Institute for Interactive Technologies, which works with organizations to create interactive instruction, including games, gamification solutions, and simulations. He is also the founder of The Wisdom Learning Group, where he consults internationally with companies, helping them devise strategies around technology-based learning, game-based learning, gamification, instructional design, and learning technology strategy development. He is also co-founder of the educational games company 2K Learning. Karl is passionate about sharing his knowledge and teaching others. To that end, he has authored or co-authored a half a dozen books, including The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook. Karl's latest book, co-authored with Sharon Boller, is Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games (ATD Press). He is a TEDx and international speaker on the subjects of games, gamification, and learning innovation.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Faire un jeu et pas jouer pour apprendre
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! Don't start with a tool, start with your mind!
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