Professor Game Podcast

Professor Game Podcast

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.

Episodes

April 15, 2024 24 mins
Meet Chris, founder of Gaming@Work. His company integrates Game Derived Skills·· and Game-based Learning for a dynamic workplace. With a background in International Hospitality and experience as a Partner Manager at Dell Technologies, specializing in Cloud and Gaming-as-a-Service, Chris brings expertise in various graphics/gaming workloads. He provides a unique tech perspective on employee growth. Chris aims to help organizations a...
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Engagers free resource out! In this episode, we explore a free mini-course we have just released that will allow you to either take your first steps in this Game Inspired world of Gamification, if you are a seasoned veteran you can add something different to your belt or anything in between, including curiosity, register for free at professorgame.com/freegamificationcourse. I'm looking forward to seeing you there and read any feedb...
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The founder and director of Checkpoint, Tamer is dedicated to changing our perception of learning and the technology we use to enable learning. Advocate of gaming cultural wealth and the benefits gaming has, Tamer has spent years developing pedagogy through Checkpoint to help us benefit from our digital fluency. Driven by the failure of governments and education systems globally during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the hypocrisy aroun...
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Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bret is a seasoned Game/Software professional with over 15 years of experience in crafting immersive games, innovative software, and user-friendly apps. His passion lies in bridging the realms of design psychology in both gaming and software landscapes. He's dedicated to uncovering the intriguing parallels between professional e-sport players and software power users, as well as exploring the social d...
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Helen Hooper is head of learning design at VirtualSpeech which creates soft skills training solutions based around immersive practice in VR and online. Helen has a particular passion for creating engaging and effective learning experiences that involve active participation by the learner. Her rich background includes twelve years founding and running two award-winning educational startups focused on child development through active...
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Bhaskar Thyagarajan is the Founder & CEO of BlueSky Learning | KAIROS. BlueSky Learning is a consulting & training company with a vision of helping individuals, teams and organizations nurture and develop their Human skills. All programs are anchored in the experiential learning methodology. Kairos is a platform offering digital and in-person games & activities to the L&D community. They have been designing game-based learning modu...
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Kevin B. Burk is the Headmaster of The Real Astrology Academy and the creator of the Human Game and the Human Game Experience. He has been counseling and coaching as an astrologer since 1998, teaching astrology since 2000, and is the author of more than a dozen books. The Human Game is a philosophy based on the idea that the Universe is made up of stories. The story is the smallest practical unit of reality. If everything is a stor...
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Terry has been a consultant in learning and development for over twenty years and specializes in creating and facilitating games-based and gamified learning experiences. He's the founder of Untold Play, via which he works with clients of all kinds to help make their learning experiences as gameful as possible. He's the creator of the Transform Deck, a games-based tool to inspire learning designers and creators to make their learnin...
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Jay Johnson works with people and organizations to empower teams, grow profits, and elevate leadership. He is a Co-Founder of Behavioral Elements®, a two-time TEDx speaker, and a designated Master Trainer by the Association for Talent Development. With a focus on behavioral intelligence, Jay has delivered transformational workshops to accelerate high-performance teams and cultures in more than 30 countries across four continents.
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Charney Kaye is a lifelong artist, musician, and hacker, the beneficial type, empathetically building technology to solve problems, and connecting software with media. Professionally, he's built an arsenal of skills ranging from typography to Java and honed his design thinking over hundreds of projects. Charney is both a seasoned veteran and a contemporary student of human-machine interaction, from R&D to implementation. He founded...
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Steve is an experienced executive, venture investor, entrepreneur, educator, scientist, and author. He is co-founder and CEO of Thynk, a digital health company advancing innovative brain training video games for children and adults.  Previously, Steve held various roles in academia and industry. He began his career as a professor at Harvard Medical School where he co-authored more than 130 scientific papers and was elected a member...
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January 29, 2024 6 mins
This is our small tribute to a former guest, Michael Sutton who was on during our first year, as we recently got news that he has passed away. If you want to hear a bit more from him, here's an episode where I was leading a panel that Michael was a part of.
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Nazli Ozturkmen has more than 10 years of professional experience in Fintech, insurtech, crypto technologies and Web3 as a Product Marketing and Product Management executive.
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An entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience, coach, mentor, and public speaker. The founder and President of the Supervisory Board G2A Capital Group, to which belongs G2A.COM - the largest and most dynamically developing global marketplace for digital entertainment, where users can buy vouchers for digital products such as games, gift cards, subscriptions, or software. The marketplace already has over 25 million users from 180...
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Edgar Guillermo Solano is the author of the Best Seller ·Innovation for square heads·. His new book, ·Playliving· shows how to take strategies used on games into the business world. Creator of the game and the book WakeUpBrain to accelerate innovation using games.. He has been Commercial and Marketing Manager in tech companies such as Hewlett Packard, Compaq and Lexmark. He is the director and host of the Podcast ·Square heads club...
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January 1, 2024 3 mins
Well, this time I'm writing this super late on a Sunday, December 31, 2023, as we've had some domestic complications (nothing huge, more on the episode). However, I did want to take some time to wish you the best for 2024 and leave some space for reflection! See you on the flip side!!
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Anton Hecht is a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. He recently finished a Ph.D. in games for art in public space with others. He makes gameful artworks, across mediums, including with orchestras and dancers. He makes installations and experiences in non-traditional spaces. He has created work for many galleries and arts centers, including the South Bank in London. Much of his work is filmed and placed online where he has ove...
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Michael Low is a classroom educator with an MA in Secondary Education and over 20 years in the classroom. For the past four years, he's run Luck Of Legends, developing educational role-playing games for small groups and classrooms. As the co-creator and storyteller at StoriesRPG.com, he publishes play-at-home games for families and classrooms like Starsworn, Luna Uni, and Giga City Guardians, and co-hosts the Stories RPG podcast, w...
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Professor Pete Alexander is the President of the greatest interior landscaping company in the San Francisco Bay Area - Office Plants by Everything Grows. In addition, he serves as an adjunct college professor, where he helps inspire students to develop and apply key concepts of marketing specifically to their area of interest. He's also a TEDx speaker and best-selling author on reducing stress in your everyday life. Lastly, but cer...
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Meet Joe Schaeppi, a visionary in human psychology who wants to fundamentally change the way brands and audiences connect. As the CEO and founder of Solsten, an AI-powered platform for human-centric experiences, Joe is pioneering the use of video games for cognitive assessment, opening up new possibilities for not only the gaming industry but for mental health diagnostics and treatment. Armed with his experience leading UX strategy...
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