This year at the 2017 Lectora® User Conference, Karl Kapp joined us in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the keynote speaker. Karl Kapp, Ed.D., is a researcher, author, speaker, professor, learning expert, and designer of instructional games.At LUC 2017, Karl kicked off the conference with a fantastic interactive presentation, “Mission Possible: Creating Learner Engagement.” He involved the audience in a search for the missing game designer—who held the clues to solve the mystery of the secret to engaging learning.
Above: Karl’s keynote presentation at LUC 2017.By using an interactive presentation format, Karl demonstrated many of the learning techniques that he was talking about. For example, Karl divided the audience into two search parties, or teams. Then he asked the audience to choose the order of topics to investigate from an interactive map.In addition, Karl presented research to support the points he was teaching about game-based learning and strategies to increase learner engagement.
At #LUC2017 watching keynote, Karl Kapp. Love the validation that what we've been telling clients is on point. Activities make the learning!
— Jane Erwin (@JaneErwin2016) May 3, 2017
#luc2017 use games to teach higher level concepts leads to higher impact learning. Need interactivity. More engagement
— Heidi deCastro (@eChick_Heidi) May 3, 2017
— Andy Lockwood (@RandomGauge) May 4, 2017
Above: LUC 2017 attendees share enthusiasm for the keynote on Twitter.Here are a few takeaways from Karl’s “Mission Possible: Creating Learner Engagement” presentation:
— kkapp (@kkapp) May 3, 2017
Above, from left to right: Karl Kapp, Bloomsburg University, Zoa Bonofiglio and Andy Lockwood from Auto-Owners Insurance.Thanks for your engaging keynote presentation, Karl! If you’d like to check out the keynote resources, Karl shared them over on his blog, Kapp Notes.