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The Gamification Quest

Hosted by Sententia Gamification. Level Up your corporate learning and development programs, employee onboarding, client engagement, or classroom with cutting-edge strategies to motivate and engage employees, customers, and students. Our guests include gamification gurus, platform providers, and end users who give you tips, tools, and techniques to add immediately to your training, talent development leadership, and employee engagement toolbox. Put Gamification to work for you! (

Jul 19, 2020

Gamicon head judge Jean Marrapodi walks us through the Gamicon Project Throwdown competition, the creation of a comprehensive rubric for that competition, and the difference that it made. 

We explore questions like "how should instructional designers be judged?", "Who should be doing the judging?", and "What makes gamified learning objectively good?".  

About our guest: Jean is a pioneering problem solver. With 20+ years’ experience in corporate training in retail, banking, print, non-profits and healthcare, followed by 5 in higher education, she worked to bring innovation to each organization, shifting paradigms and transforming learning methodologies. In her current role at MassMutual, she works with financial literacy education for the Society of Grownups. Additionally, she does consulting as the Chief Learning Architect at Applestar Productions, providing targeted E-learning and custom workshops for her clients. Jean led the award-winning eLearning team at New England College of Business, where she continues to teach in the graduate programs. In 2016, she was honored to be named a Guild Master by the eLearning Guild.


Jean has a PhD in Adult Education, a Masters Degree in Online Instructional Design and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance, ATD’s highest credential, and most recently, received the prestigious Sententia Gamification Level 3 Master Craftsman designation. She is a frequent conference presenter, having presented workshops in training, instructional design, E-learning and low literacy learning at the international, national, regional levels. She lives outside of Boston with three cats and a persnickity pooch named Arthur.

The Gamification Quest Podcast Host is Monica Cornetti, President of Sententia, Inc. ( and GameMaster of GamiCon - The Annual International Conference for the Gamification of Learning ( Connect with Monica on LinkedIn.