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Join Karl Kapp’s Virtual Book Tour for The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook

Friday, December 20, 2013

Karl Kapp is kicking off a 10+ blog-stop virtual book tour for his newest release, The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice.

The goal of this fieldbook is to provide a practical, hands-on approach to creating games, gamification and simulations for learning. While the first book covered a good deal of the concepts, ideas, and approaches related to gamification of learning, this new addition presents case studies, provides worksheets, and offers actionable information needed to take theory and turn it into practice.

Karl has done several book tours in the past, but he wanted to keep this one a bit smaller—to be more intimate and to enable it to grow organically. It has already expanded, though, adding dates and people jumping on to participate. That’s the exciting part of virtual tours.

As a co-publisher of The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook, ASTD is excited to take part and encourages everyone to join in. Leave a comment on this blog post linking to your own blog, so it can "officially" become part of the tour. We want to expand the tour with your input and ideas related to gamification.  Some other ways to take part include:

  • Twitter hashtag: #gamiLI
  • Pinterest page:
  • Facebook page: (stop by and give it a LIKE).

And the tour is just in time for the holidays—and the book would make a great gift! It’s available at the ATD Store.
Here are the first few tour stop dates, check back here for more dates and locations—and to add your own blog to the list.

Week One

December 16: Kapp Notes, Kickoff!

December 17:  Bottom Line Performance Blog


December 18: Learnnovators (Part I of interview about Gamification.. Part II will be posted on December 22nd!)

December 19:   Game On! Learning Blog(Great free resources!)

December 20:   Performance Development Group--co-author Rich Mesch (just announced!)

Week Two

December 22: Part II of Learnnovator interview, you don't want to miss it!


December 23:  MindTickle

December 26: Axonify

December 27:  Pinterest Gamification Page


There will be a live ASTD stop at ASTD 2014 Techknowledge, January 22-14, 2014 in Las Vegas.  My presentation is "10 Things We Know About How to Design Games for Learning From Research." 

About the Author

Justin Brusino is director of content at ATD. In his role, he’s responsible for developing new content and products, including articles, webcasts, books, conferences, workshops, and more, on a variety of talent development topics. With a strong interest in technology, Justin is always looking at new trends and emerging topics that can impact the talent development industry. He is the editor of the book ATD’s 2020 Trends in Learning Technology.

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