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Professor Game Podcast | Rob Alvarez Bucholska chats with gamification gurus, experts and practitioners about education

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Professor Game is a weekly podcast where we interview successful practitioners of games, gamification and game thinking that will bring us the best of their experiences to get ideas, insights and will inspire us in the process of getting students or trainees to learn what we teach.

Professor Game is a weekly podcast where we interview successful practitioners of games, gamification and game thinking that will bring us the best of their experiences to get ideas, insights and will inspire us in the process of getting students or trainees to learn what we teach.




Professor Game is a weekly podcast where we interview successful practitioners of games, gamification and game thinking that will bring us the best of their experiences to get ideas, insights and will inspire us in the process of getting students or trainees to learn what we teach.






Stefaan van Hooydonk Leads with Curiosity | Episode 256

Stefaan van Hooydonk is the founder of the Global Curiosity Institute and author of the bestselling book: The Workplace Curiosity Manifesto. After working initially in investment consulting and setting up executive education at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in China, Van Hooydonk held executive roles as Chief Learning Officer in fortune 200 companies (Nokia, Royal Philips, Cognizant, Saudi Aramco, Agfa, Flipkart). He has lived and worked in Belgium, France, Hong...


Big News in the Professor Game Family! | Episode 255

A very special episode for me personally, but no spoilers here! Well maybe if you see this on the picture might give us away...


Dustin Staats Pivoting Into Brick And Mortar Tabletop Gaming | Episode 254

Dustin has experience working in the field of education in various capacities, including consulting, research, and running and hosting tutoring programs. He is now the owner of Board Gaming with Education's brick-and-mortar store "BGE's Tabletop." When Dustin was in the classroom he was always looking for ways to create a more engaging classroom to develop a strong classroom culture and strengthen learning and is thrilled to be able to provide similar positive tabletop gaming experiences to...


Fabian Haridien and Gamification in a Bank | Episode 253

Fabian is a Gamification Digital Enablement manager and as well as sits on the Gamfication steerco at First National Bank South Africa with years of experience in delivering Gamification projects across learning, sales performance and across the entire First Rand Group. He believes that it is seldom that an individual finds their passion and their calling in life and believes that gamification is his. It’s a passion, it’s not a job but rather a way of life. His journey is to make sure that...


Angela Feigl With How to Bring the Fun to Learning | Episode 252

Angela became a learning design enthusiast from early age, creating learning games with pen and paper (and scissors) for her little brother – and deciding then already that this is what she wants to do for the rest of her life. As a business administration and international economics graduate, she has dedicated all her work-life to building, administrating, and facilitating meaningful learning experiences journey for people and organizations around the world. Her mission is to move learning...


Mathew Georghiou Managing Time for Games and Learning | Episode 251

Mathew is an engineer, inventor, designer, writer, and entrepreneur. And the creator of GoVenture, one of the original and most widely used series of educational games and simulations in the world. Mathew’s educational programs have reached millions of people around the world through thousands of schools, nonprofits, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. He is the founder of several companies, author of two books, and recently launched the world’s first and only fully game-based...


Wrapping Up A Fantastic Year and Vacations Again! | Episode 250

Another special episode Engagers! This time it's about once again taking a step back of what's been going on this year and getting ready for the battery recharge that we all need!


Game Creativity on Professor Game | Episode 249

Engagers special episode alert! This time we will be going through one of the game creativity exercises I like to do with my students and workshop participants, so sneak peak into an important part of my work!


Chi Cheng Master of Psychology and Starter on Gamification | Episode 248

Chi is a Clinical Psychologist living in Brisbane, Australia. Chi has worked in many psychology settings, including private practices, correctional centers, universities, and public mental health systems. Chi is most passionate about working with a wide range of clients using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), developing training and group therapy, supervising psychologists, and most importantly, playing a lot of board games. Chi has a simple mission statement, “to promote living a...


Zac Fitz-Walter with Digital Gamification and Boardgames in Education | Episode 247

Dr. Zac Fitz-Walter is a lecturer, trainer and games master sought out for his expertise in gamification and behavior design. He earnt one of the world’s first PhDs in gamification design and has since lectured and developed curricula on gamification for universities. He works with individuals, governments and companies around the world, teaching them how to effectively use game design, gamification and behavior design to improve their products, services and teaching. Zac is obsessed with...


Bruno Setola is Constantly Creating Games | Episode 246

Bruno Setola describes himself as a "game thinker". He looks at daily interactions between people as games and aims to make them more fun, fair, and engaging. Bruno helps organizations reimagine the rules of their game. This is always a participatory process in which Bruno inspires the players to apply the best ideas from games in order to redesign the game of living, learning, and working together. Bruno is a consultant with 10+ years of hands-on experience in applied game design, while...


Peter Filak Uses Games for Business | Episode 245

Peter Filak is the Head of Partnerships and Sales and is currently expanding the client and partner base of the Games for Business learning platform. Since 2010, he has been involved in the development of gamification-based solutions for L&D and HR purposes for multinational corporations and higher education institutions. Peter has earned the Coursera Verified Certificate in Professor Werbach’s Gamification class. He enjoys participating at international events where he follows the latest...


Keith Pond Brings the Real World into Simulations | Episode 244

Keith is the EFMD Global Online Course Certification Scheme (EOCCS) Director, having worked with EFMD from 2014 to design and implement EOCCS. Managing a small but experienced team he leads various digital initiatives, including the EOCCS Online Community of Practice. Keith maintains an intensely practical approach to his role and champions e-learning and employability development at School, University, National and International levels. He has a wide experience in teaching internationally...


Mfon Akpan Plans for Success and Failure in the Metaverse | Episode 243

Mfon Akpan is an assistant professor of accounting at Methodist University. He has a passion for emerging technologies and is an expert in virtual reality technology. He researches new technologies and educational methods to offer students a current, effective, and relative teaching experience.


Dominique Mangiatordi with Process Gamification | Episode 242

Dominique Mangiatordi is CEO and founder of ØPP, a gamification studio based in Belgium and working for clients like Toyota, the International Olympic Committee, Aéroports de Paris, Altran, Ogilvy, ING, Calvin Klein, L’Oreal… His team also launched several successful gamified business apps, like Peak Me Up, Business Royale or Hunterz. He teaches Gamification at Solvay Vietnam, EDHEC Paris and HEC Liège.


Norhan Zahran Builds Gamification with Empathy and Testing | Episode 241

Originally a pharmacist who fell in love with games and using gamification to transform learning experiences! so she decided to leave her career as a pharmacist and focus on using gamification in education; specifically with non-profits and the underprivileged communities. She worked with different entities multinational, public, private, and non-profits on designing gamified learning programs which diversified and enriched her experience. Currently, pursuing her master's of public...


LEGO and Gamification on Professor Game | Episode 240

This is a special episode to discuss some ways in which I've personally and professionally made use of LEGO® around gamification, and also some of my plans for the future after getting certified as a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator!


Aris Emmanouloudis Goes for the Right Difficulty in the Game of Life | Episode 239

Argyrios “Aris" Emmanouloudis is the Coordinator of the Game Art & Animation department at the SAE Institute of Amsterdam. He has also finished his PhD on Cultural Analysis in the University of Amsterdam, focusing on the intersection between online gaming communities and the industry. Not satisfied with just playing video games, he has always been on the lookout for the deeper, often ignored, side of games and their cultural extensions. With a background in Journalism and Media Studies, Aris...


Tamir Bayasgalan with Digital yet Offline Gamification | Episode 238

Tamir has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Games Technology (Singapore 2010) a Masters in Project Management (Australia PMP2012) and is also a Certified Football Coach "D" Licence (Mongolia 2021). He's a seasoned veteran in the Mongolian pharmaceutical market (from project assistant to CTO and CIO) 2010 - 2021, he also is an expert in Change Management and is officially now Football Coach and Owner of "Khovd Western FC"! Tamir has successfully finished project implementations in Workplace by...


Robert Rasmussen and the Power of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY | Episode 237

Managing Director and Chief Facilitator. A former employee of LEGO, Robert is a main architect of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methodology and co-author of the book Building a Better Business Using the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method. After several years and more than 20 iterations, he and his team developed the concept into the reproducible and robust methodology it is today. He is the master trainer in the LSP methodology. Robert is co-principal for Rasmussen Consulting in the US and in Denmark and on...