HRDQ-U Webinar | Play To Learn

Play to Learn: Learning Games and Gamification that Get Results



Are you a trainer or eLearning designer who wants to use games to engage your learners? While learning games and gamification have the potential to motivate and excite, your efforts can fall flat if not designed properly. To be successful, you need a solid strategy that carefully connects business goals to learning objectives and game mechanics.

In this webinar, you’ll see numerous examples of both full-fledged learning games and gamified learning experiences. Sharon Boller shares best practices from her book, “Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games,” as well as lessons learned across numerous corporate learning projects that included learning games and gamification. She introduces her steps to effective learning game or gamification design, explores different ways to gamify a learning experience, and shares case studies of effective implementations.

Attendees will learn

  • How to link game mechanics and game elements to the science of learning and remembering.
  • The three most crucial and overlooked learning game design and gamification steps
  • How to apply best practices and avoid common pitfalls to using games and gamification for learning



Sharon Boller is president and CEO of Bottom-Line Performance (BLP), a learning solutions firm she founded in 1995. Sharon has grown BLP from a single-woman sole proprietorship to a $4 million company with 33 team members. Under her direction, BLP created the Knowledge Guru learning game platform, which has received numerous industry awards, including a Brandon Hall ‘Gold’ Award for best innovation in gaming and technology. Sharon is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and co-teaches learning game design workshops with Karl Kapp for ATD and eLearning Guild events.

Sharon and Karl’s new book, “Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games,” was published in Spring 2017 by ATD Press. Sharon earned an MS in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University.


Play to Learn: Learning Games and Gamification that Get Results

Training Tools for Developing Great People Skills

This event is sponsored by HRDQ. For 45 years HRDQ has provided research-based, off-the-shelf soft-skills training resources for classroom, virtual, and online training. From assessments and workshops to experiential hands-on games, HRDQ helps organizations improve performance, increase job satisfaction, and more.

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