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62 Game Thinking in Medicine with Professor Karl Kapp

The medical mnemonist podcast featuring Dr. Eric Gantwerker discussing video game mechanics for fostering medical learning.
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62 Game Thinking in Medicine with Professor Karl Kapp

Karl Kapp is a Professor at Bloomberg University and author of several books about gamification and game thinking. Karl received a Doctorate of Education in the Instructional Design program at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a frequent speaker and business consultant, helping organizations to implement learning strategies through technology. Today’s episode continues conversations about gaming in medical education and how to use creative and interactive modalities to benefit education.  

Show Notes

What Gamification Means to Karl

The Main Approaches to Gamification Design: Structural and Content

Learning Objections: Retaining Information by Creating Engaging Challenges

Gamification as a Design Affordance

Confidence Builds Competence: Implementing Gamification Before Residency

Overcoming the Stigma of Fun Learning Approaches

Creating Desirable Difficulty

How Society Impacts Gamification

Leveraging Analog Formats to Overcome Funding Restrictions

The Importance of Collaboration for Creativity

The Scalability of Gamification for Other Disciplines

Resources for Creating Your Own Learning Game

The Retention Benefits of Creating Your Own Game

Using Game Creation as a Self-Assessment Tool


Information about Karl Kapp can be found here:

Books The Theory of Fun for Game Design by Raph Koster Websites Quizlet Print and Play The Game Crafter Gamestructor Construct The Game Agency Enspire  

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Podcast Host

Chase is an MS, MBA-HA and MD/Ph.Dcandidate. He is the Founder and educator at MedEd University, which he began in 2014 to consolidate free educational resources for his classmates. He is the host of the Medical Mnemonist Podcast, creator of several medical education platforms, and is the CEO of FindARotation.

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