Karl Kapp delves into interactive technologies at the 2016 Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

Karl Kapp is a leading authority in the convergence of learning and technology. The professor, author, and consultant will explore new strategies for learner engagement in his keynote address at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Distance Teaching & Learning Conference on August 9-11, 2016.

Kapp is an instructional technology professor at Bloomsburg University, as well as the assistant director at Institute for Interactive Technologies. The institute is at the forefront of e-learning, focusing on the use of technology for workplace educational needs.

As an author, Kapp explores the potential of game-based approaches to instruction. His books include The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning. Kapp will address gamification at the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, along with other instructional methods and technologies to promote interaction and engagement.

See the video below for Kapp’s TED Talk on the educational value of videogames.

Evidence-based strategies

The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference has helped educators stay on top of emerging technologies for over 30 years. It attracts college faculty, instructional designers, K-12 teachers, corporate and military trainers, and vendors of new technologies and services, who network with colleagues and learn evidence-based strategies from experts in the field.

The 2016 conference will be held at Monona Terrace, the architectural gem designed by Frank Lloyd Wright on a picturesque lake. The conference will provide an immersive learning experience in a city consistently voted one of the country’s top getaways.

For more information on the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, contact Les Howles, les.howles@wisc.edu, 608-265-9753.