A consultant, writer and professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA and is a well know blogger and writer on the convergence of learning and technology. His books include: "Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning" and "Learning in 3D" as well as his latest book, "The Gamification of Learning and Instruction." He blogs at the popular "Kapp Notes" web site and frequently speaks at national and international conferences, Karl teaches graduate level courses including "Learning in 3D" and "Instructional Game Design". He is a Co-Principle Investigator on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant titled "Simulation and Modeling in Technology Education (SMTE)." The goal of that grant is to develop a 3D interactive game to teach middle school student's math, science and engineering concepts.