Karl M. Kapp


Contact Information:

Office:  203 Sutliff Hall
Phone: 570-389-4849
Fax: 570-389-4943


Karl M. Kapp,

Professor of Instructional Technology

Ed.D., Instructional Design and Technology

University of Pittsburgh

M.Ed., Instructional Design and Technology

University of Pittsburgh

B.A., English

Dickinson College

Karl’s areas of expertise is in the area of games and gamification. He is a prolific author of a number of books including Winning E-Learning Proposals: the Art of Development and Delivery , Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning and Learning in 3D: A New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration, The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and the accompanying fieldbook, The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Theory into Practice.




Kapp Notes

57.575 Managing Multimedia Projects

57.556 Applying Theories of Learning for Interactive Technologies

57.585 E-Learning Concepts and Techniques

57.591 Learning in 3D


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Karl speaks at ASTD conferences, eLearning Guild Conferences, ISPI, Training Magazine and many other conferences on a frequent basis.

Corporate Presentations:

Karl has spoken to dozens of corporations related to online learning, games and gamification. He frequently provides consulting services and workshops to provide information to companies looking for innovations within the learning space.


  • Named a “Rock Star” of eLearning by eLearn Magazine.
  • 2008 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology.
  • 2007 Top 20 Most Influential Training Professionals, Training Industry Inc.
  • Winner of “Dean’s Salute for Excellence” Award, Fall 2000


  • APICS~Educational Society for Resource Management
  • ASTD-American Society of Training and Development
  • ISPI-International Society for Performance Improvement