Engagious Podcast: Dr. Lindsay Portnoy, Engagement IS Learning

Engagious Podcast - Lindsay Portnoy

On this episode of the Engagious Podcast, our guest is Dr. Lindsay Portnoy. Dr. Portnoy is an educational psychologist, professor, author, and Chief Learning Officer at a company called Killer Snails that creates science-based, experiential learning games for kids. She’s an expert in the science of engagement, with both kids and adults, and brings an incredible wealth of experience to the topic.

In this conversation, Dr. Portnoy and I discuss:

@7:28  How an advertisement on a train changed the course of her life

@9:05  How she defines “engagement” and relates it to learning

@20:00  How game-play and gamification relate to learning and engagement

@28:01  Universal truths for creating engaging content and experiences

@41:47  An overview of her forthcoming book on how design thinking can be used to identify and help solve problems

If you liked this episode, I also recommend that you check out my conversation with JoAnn Schinderle. JoAnn is an award-winning improv and stand-up comedian and our conversation focuses more on the art of audience engagement.

Thanks for listening and I hope your time spent with our podcast has brought you value. If you have any comments or suggestions on who would be great for us to talk with in future episodes, please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear from you.

Until next time, #BeEngagious