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Karl M. Kapp, EdD, is a scholar, writer, and expert on the convergence of games, learning, and technology.
Karl received his doctorate of education in instructional design at the University of Pittsburgh, and is an award-winning professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University, in Bloomsburg, PA.
Karl consults with learning technology companies and advises Fortune 500 companies on the use of gamification and game-based strategies for transferring knowledge to employees. Karl has consulted with public and private organizations and has worked internationally on several serious games and gamification projects. He was co-principle investigator on two National Science Foundation grants and is a board member of several start-up companies.
Karl has written six books, including the best-selling learning book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and its accompanying how-to book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice.
As a grant writer, Karl has written grants worth millions of dollars, acting as both an individual lead grant writer and as part of a collaborative writing team working together to create a winning submission. He's secured funding from Federal agencies, state agencies, universities, foundations and corporations.
Karl has been interviewed for, and published articles in, Training, ATD's T&D, Knowledge Management, Distance Learning, PharmaVOICE, Forbes Online, Mashable, Huffington Post and has appeared on television and radio programs concerning his work with learning, technology, and game-based design. He blogs at the popular Kapp Notes website and is a frequent international keynote speaker, workshop leader, moderator, and consultant. He has been called a "Rock Star" of elearning by eLearn Magazine in 2013, and in 2007 was named one of the top 20 most influential training professionals, as voted by TrainingIndustry, Inc.