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Jim Piechocki - Gamifying Amazon AI

The Gamification Quest

Release Date: 08/02/2022

Jim Piechocki - Gamifying Amazon AI show art Jim Piechocki - Gamifying Amazon AI

The Gamification Quest

In the case of the project that is the topic of today’s podcast, Jim Piechocki woke up a dreadfully dull IT classification process training with a post-apocalyptic superhero story he had pitched years ago to Marvel about The Technicals, an alien race that takes over and outsources Earth. The gameplay:  You must learn how to create a keyword class to rescue Amazon and save the planet. About our Guest: Jim is a member of a small but growing breed of ATD-licensed developers who start with the acting talent, the humor, the broadcast-quality imagery, and entertainment value. He worked as a...

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Monica Cornetti: The Imagineering Magic of Disney show art Monica Cornetti: The Imagineering Magic of Disney

The Gamification Quest

Walt Disney assembled a new category of designers, engineers, and artisans called Imagineers. These daring creators continue to balance their technical design chops with imagination, storytelling, and insatiable curiosity. Their blue-sky thinking has resulted in parks, shows, rides, cruise ships, and resorts that don’t just contain stories like a stage in a theater but actively tell those stories. Not a bad goal for your next training program.  How can you use the imagineering pyramid in your course design and delivery?

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The Gamification Quest

As part of a bigger effort to offer an asynchronous, summer faculty development program, the Center for Instructional Innovation at Augusta University developed a 2-part, 6-week program on Multimedia and Motivation in Student Learning. The first half of the program was a 3-week course on the Science of Motivation and Game-Based Learning. The course was NASCAR or stock car race themed with 68 faculty members being divided into “pit crews” of 5 members. Each week (lap) presented the Pit Crews with content and “driving missions” that supported broader learning objectives. About our...

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Tracey Stokely: Using Escape Rooms for New Hire Programs show art Tracey Stokely: Using Escape Rooms for New Hire Programs

The Gamification Quest

Paycor wanted an exciting experience to enhance their new hire program. Tracey created a wildly popular escape room game to review their day’s content and promote teamwork. 

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The Gamification Quest

With the pandemic, facilitator-led corporate training was pushed to virtual platforms and many companies and freelances were not equipped to deliver experiential learning online.

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The Gamification Quest

Many GamiCon participants care about awards and would like to have the prestige that comes with winning an award. But how do you know if your gamified learning solution is award-worthy?

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The Gamification Quest

A Player Journey can be used to guide players towards specific goals and deciding which journey you want to send players on is only the start.

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The Gamification Quest

How can you use a motivation driver’s perspective to test your game designs in a more integrative way? 

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Scott Provence: Why Villains Always Lose show art Scott Provence: Why Villains Always Lose

The Gamification Quest

Ever wonder why genius supervillains fail to take over the world? In this session, use game-play and business-based research to accomplish your own version of world domination. 

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The Gamification Quest

Including compelling characters in your games creates opportunities for fostering a sense of connection, empathy, ownership, and meaning for learners while they experience the narrative you designed. 

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In the case of the project that is the topic of today’s podcast, Jim Piechocki woke up a dreadfully dull IT classification process training with a post-apocalyptic superhero story he had pitched years ago to Marvel about The Technicals, an alien race that takes over and outsources Earth. The gameplay:  You must learn how to create a keyword class to rescue Amazon and save the planet.

About our Guest:

Jim is a member of a small but growing breed of ATD-licensed developers who start with the acting talent, the humor, the broadcast-quality imagery, and entertainment value. He worked as a gag-writer for comic Tim Allen in Detroit, who taught him how to pare down physical comedy and dialog for maximum impact. His writing teachers Harlan Ellison and Walter Hill (The Terminator, 48 Hours) drilled into him the importance of getting it right in the first draft. Working on staff for Filmation on the He-Man and The Masters of the Universe cartoon TV series, he learned the writer actually directs the animation. And he has found that everything from Greek, Roman, Viking and Indian mythology, can provide ongoing inspiration for gamified learning.