Sharon Boller, Karl Kapp to Deliver Live Online Game Design Course


We’ve heard it again and again: instructional designers are clamoring to add game design to their skill sets. Managers are perking up too; they need their teams to develop the skills needed to bring game design “in-house.”

We’re excited to announce a new offering that will introduce instructional designers to the world of game design and gamification. BLP President and Knowledge Guru Chief Product Officer Sharon Boller is partnering with Dr. Karl Kapp to deliver a new, live online course on game design. The course is part of the eLearning Guild’s highly regarded eLearning Guild Academy.

Sharon and Karl have partnered several times before to deliver their popular “Play to Learn” game design workshop to sold out groups around the US. The workshop has been available to attendees at conferences such as ASTD International, DevLearn, Learning Solutions, Online Learning, and others. We also conducted a public session of the workshop at ExactTarget in Indianapolis.

Hundreds of people have been through Sharon and Karl’s workshops… and come away with the knowledge and skills needed to get started in game design. Now, the program has been expanded and optimized for a convenient online format. Learn and practice from your home or office!

The course will be even more enriching for those who attend DevLearn 2014. Sharon and Karl will once again give their “Play to Learn” workshop as a pre-conference certificate program on October 28th. Learn more about the live workshop here. Guild Academy online participants who also attend the live session will benefit from the opportunity to blend face to face instruction and guidance with the online learning experience.

You can read the full course description and enroll here.

Best of all, participants will also receive:

  • A three-month “starter” subscription to our Knowledge Guru game engine
  • Karl Kapp’s book, The Gamification and Learning and Instruction Fieldbook
  • An eWorkbook to help you design games based on solid instructional design and game design principles


About Sharon Boller

Sharon BollerSharon Boller is the president and chief product officer at Bottom-Line Performance, the creator of the Knowledge Guru game engine. She has designed numerous tabletop games, simulations, and online games, and holds an MS degree in instructional system technology from Indiana University.

About Karl Kapp

Karl KappDr. Karl Kapp is the author of several books on gamification, including his most recent, Gamification of Learning and Instructional Fieldbook. He is also a professor at Bloomsburg University’s Department of Instructional Technology in Bloomsburg, PA