ATD Workshop: Creating a Learning Game: A Rapid Prototyping Approach

  • 24 Jun 2015
  • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • University of Phoenix, 1800 S Bell St. Arlington, VA 22202
  • 28


Registration is closed
Creating a game for learning seems like a good idea but questions persist—How to get started?—How do I get ideas?—How do I figure out what to do?—What is the process for game design? In this workshop, you will explore techniques and methods for designing your own learning game using a team-based approach. We will use a step-by-step process and guidelines to rapidly develop a game from original idea to paper-prototype. During the course of the workshop, you will build a prototype of your game and actually play it. The process will involve “play testing” and rapid iteration of your design. You will leave the workshop with the experience of having created a paper-prototype of an instructional game. This condensed experience will help you design future games for both online deployment and use in person.

This event will be held at the University of Phoenix's Crystal City location: 1800 S Bell St. Arlington, VA 22202 which is accessible via the Crystal City Metro Station. There are also parking garages within walking distance of the University of Phoenix. The general parking per day rate is $21.

Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., is a professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. where he teaches game design and gamification classes. He serves as the Director of Bloomsburg’s Institute for Interactive Technologies which works with organizations to create interactive instruction including games and simulations. He has authored or co-authored six books including “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” and its accompanying how-to-book “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook” and is author of two courses including the “Gamification of Learning.” Karl’s work explores the research, theoretical foundations and application of gamification and effective game-based learning, Karl has served as a Co-Principle Investigator on two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants related to games and simulations and serves as an external evaluator on a third game-related NSF grant. He is co-founder of the educational game company, founder of the educational consulting firm, The Wisdom Learning Group, LLC, a TEDx speaker, a member of the editorial board of eLearn Magazine and is an advisor for several technology companies. He speaks and consults internationally helping organizations with the convergence of games, learning and technology. You can follow his blog (Kapp Notes) at

Refund Policy: A full refund will be permitted until June 19, 2015. No refunds will be issued for canceled registrations beginning June 20, 2015

If you have questions please contact the Metro DC Chapter of ATD at 877-632-2783877-632-2783 FREE or

Drinks and snacks will be provided.