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Clark Aldrich's EdTech Podcast

Research Conversations with Clark Aldrich 

For over 20 years, Clark Aldrich has regularly discussed educational media's evolving role in academics, corporations, and the military with industry "philosopher practitioners" to inform his books, columns, articles, speeches, and projects.  Recently, he has asked some of his colleagues if he could record the conversations and share them here. 


August 14, 2019

Rob Alvarez Bucholska interviews Clark Aldrich on Short Sims.   

"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 wil...

March 15, 2019

Topic:  Getting constructive feedback is necessary from sim sponsors, SMEs, and end users.  Yet the processes remain a complex and imprecise art.  Bert and Clark discuss best and worst practices. 
Guest:  Bert Snow
Recorded On:  3/14/2019

Bio: Bert S...

February 26, 2019

Topic:  The beginning of a Short Sim includes research, brainstorming, and planning.  We discuss these and more, and give a glimpse into how designers think about content.

Guest:  Konstantin Sinitsin

Bio: Konstantin Sinitsin is the co-founder & customer success man...

January 17, 2019

Topic:  The Evolution, Past and Future, of Games and Other Forms of Interactivity in Education, and A Utility of Game Based Skill Sets
Guest:  Robert Gehorsam

Bio: Robert Gehorsam is an experienced senior executive in digital media, immersive technologies, online educat...

January 2, 2019

As far as a coming out party, it is hard to get better than being on the cover of TD, ATD's flagship publication for the talent development profession. 

Download the article here.

For readers of the article, please feel free to take a couple of minutes and play a fe...

December 1, 2018

Topic:  How can an instructional designer (or anyone) start the path towards becoming an educational simulation designer?
Guest:  Karl Kapp

Bio: Karl M. Kapp, EdD, is a scholar, writer, and expert on the convergence of games, learning, and technology. Karl received...

October 4, 2018

Topic:  What is the best role for stories in educational games and simulations?  What are the key elements of stories to include in a sim?  How can rich narratives co-exist with high player engagement and replayability? 
Guest:  Bert Snow
Recorded O...

September 19, 2018

Topic:  Bert Snow authored "The Potential for Game-based Learning to Improve Outcomes for Nontraditional Students" for the Gates Foundation.  We discuss some of its implications for designing interactive content, and what the future might hold.
Guest:  Bert Snow

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