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Visionary Learning | Deliberate Creativity | Gameful Experiences

What did you learn today? I think this is one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves each day. 

By staying curious and continuing to learn each day, anything is possible.

GamiCon 2018 is here!

Where will you be next week? I'll be at GamiCon 2018, the only fully gamified conference and the only one dedicated entirely to gamification of learning. I will be running a session on Sunday, October 7, 2018 entitled 4 Cs to an A+ Learning Experience. It is not too late to register and join us at this event co-located with Training Magazine OLC2018 in Chicago, October 6-8, 2018. For more details go to

40 Gameful Days of Summer

Over the summer I completed a personal challenge of sharing gameful design tips on live, unedited video for 40 consecutive workdays. You can catch them on my IGTV channel or on YouTube in the 40 Gameful Days of Summer playlist.

Upcoming Opportunities to Learn with Me

Purposeful Play: Deconstruct Games to Construct Better Learning - Ongoing sessions

Purposeful Play explores the importance of fun and play in adult learning as well as how to add gameful elements to our course designs. To learn more, sign up for the newsletter below or email me.

National Distance Learning Week
I will be doing an updated version of the presentation I gave at the USDLA National Conference this year entitled Using Self-Determination Theory to Fuel Up Self-Driving Learners the week of November 5, 2018. The exact date and time will be posted shortly.

IFWE (International Forum for Women in E-learning) 2018
I will be presenting a session entitled New ABCs of Thriving in the Digital Age where we will explore Adaptability, Branding, and Community in the context of keeping ourselves and preparing our learners for life in the digital age.

Even with all this going on I still have openings on my calendar throughout 2018. If you need a speaker for your event or group, I'd love to talk to you and see how we can work together to make learning better for your learners.

Recent Presentations

Re-Invisioning Gamification: Moving Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards, a conversation as part of the eLearning Chatter's Dialogues series, September 26, 2018

Using Self-Determination Theory to Fuel Up Self-Driving Learners, a session at USDLA 2018 in Indianapolis, April 29-May 2

Moving Gamification Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards, a workshop at OLC Innovate 2018 in Nashville, April 18-20

The Case Against Gamification, a discussion at the Professional Legal Trainers Group (PLTG) meeting, NYC, April 13