Hall of Heroes #2 - Michael Sutton

Here's the second episode of the Gamification Geek 'Hall of Heroes’ Epic Podcast! In this podcast I interview gamification experts from around the world and chat to them about their adventures in gamification. 

In this episode I talk to Michael Sutton from Boise, Idaho, in the United States of America. Michael is a game-based learning innovator & architect, he is the chief gamification officer of FUNIFICATION LLC whose goal is to deliver 'funified; immersive learning and training experiences, he researchers virtual reality and augmented reality, and likes to call himself an 'edupreneur'. 

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We discuss what an edupreneur means, how universities should use play to make learning more engaging and how he wasn't very popular with more 'traditional' professors at university.

Note: There are a few minor static issues with the microphone in this episode when I talk, which isn't too often!


Mentioned in the podcast

You can reach Michael via LinkedIn here:

A few of Michael's recent publications

  1. Jorge, C.F.B., Sutton, Michael J.D. (2017). FUNIFICATION 2.0: knowledge mobilization model for corporate and educational game-based learning. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development (14)2/3[Available Online at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/WJSTSD-02-2017-0005]. 
  2. Ahmed, A, Sutton, M. J.D. (2017). Gamification, serious games, simulations, and immersive learning environments in knowledge management initiatives. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development (14)2/3 [Available Online at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/WJSTSD-11-2016-0060]. 

The intro music in the podcast is Chibi Ninja Music by Eric Skiff CC by Attribution - ericskiff.com/music/