Professor named one of LinkedIn's Top 10 Voices in Education

Karl Kapp

Kapp, ranked ninth on the list, is a well-known professional in the instructional technology and eLearning industry.

Bloomsburg University's instructional technology professor Karl Kapp, Ed.D., has been recognized by LinkedIn on its Top 10 Voices in Education list for 2017.

The Top Voices list, based on LinkedIn users’ influence and reach to other members, annually recognizes ten standouts who are transforming education around the world. Kapp, who ranked ninth on the 2017 list, is a well-known professional in the instructional technology and eLearning industry.

As a professor, Kapp introduces concepts from his experience as an author of courses for LinkedIn Learning, formerly known as, to his classroom, emphasizing the need for educators to create engaging learning experiences.

Kapp has written several articles on LinkedIn regarding gamification of learning as well as professional development and has written several published books including "The Gamification of Learning and Instruction" and "Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning."

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology is a a diverse field with opportunities for individuals in a variety of eclectic roles all centered on the process of creating web-based instruction. The need for instructional technologists is great. The growing amount of information created every year and the need for more and more learning drive the need for instructional technologists as does the constant changing field of technology.

Instructional technology can involve the study of the use of the following types of media:

  • Games and Simulations
  • Web 2.0 Technologies
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Audio and Video-based instruction
  • Web-based courses and Classes
  • Evaluation of Online Instructional Efforts
  • Mobile Learning

Instructional Technology Programs

  • M.S. in Instructional Technology - Corporate Concentration — For those wishing to enter a career in the training and development sector of business, industry, non-profits or government.
  • M.S. in Instructional Technology - IT Specialist — For professionals charged with integrating interactive technologies into educational teaching environments.
  • eLearning Specialist Certificate — For professionals charged with integrating interactive online technologies into both educational and professional training environments.
  • Instructional Game Design Certificate — Learn the skills to design and develop successful instructional games in this 5-course certificate.

Students do not need to be a computer programmer or a computer expert to be an instructional technologist since many of the tools are as easy to use as MS Word or Google products. What you do need is a desire to help others learn and an interest in innovative and creative endeavors.