Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., is a scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. Karl is a professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. Karl teaches graduate level courses including "Instructional Game Design". He is a Co-Principle Investigator on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant titled “Simulation and Modeling in Technology Education (SMTE).” The goal of the grant is to develop a 3D interactive video game to teach middle school student’s math, science and engineering concepts. His latest book is called The Gamification of Learning and Instruction. In the book, Karl explores the research and theoretical foundations behind effective game-based learning. He examines everything from variable reward schedules to the use of avatars to the use of games to teach pro-social behaviors.
Articles by Karl Kapp
In a recent article in Learning Solutions Magazine, “Why Games Don’t Teach,” Ruth Clark says it’s “not that games can’t teach, but that advocating games as a main or even frequent instructional strategy is misleading.” Karl Kapp disagrees and offers this counterpoint, including evidence from research showing that games are effective teachers.