The blog book tour has started as ASTD and I kick-off a 25 stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. The book is available at the ASTD Book Store.

 The tour includes stops at several ASTD chapter web sites including Philadelphia, New York and Houston, Texas.

You are welcome to join the tour, no...you are urged and encouraged to join the tour.

Leave a comment on this posting linking to your blog and it will "officially" become part of the tour. The tour currently includes some well known bloggers and some bloggers you really need to know but we want to expand it with your input, ideas and concepts related to Gamification.

Here are all the tour stop dates.

The blog book tour is a virtual tour so you can just follow along stop by stop. If you don't have the book yet, stop by the ASTD book store a pick up a copy.

The Twitter hashtag for the tour is #gamiLI

There is a Pinterest page for the tour.

And a Facebook page for the tour, stop by and give it a LIKE:)

Here are the tour stops, the day of the stop and a link to the stop are indicated below. You can follow along by going blog to blog and leaving a comment. If you stop at every stop and leave a comment, you will receive a free whitepaper "The First Five Steps to Gamification of Content, Curriculum and Courses."

Also, on April 26th, Join Karl at the Houston ASTD Chapter's Webinar for a live chat and presentation by the author.

Week One:

April 16: Learning Circuits Blog.
April 17: Gamification Facebook Page
April 18: Jane Bozarth's Bozarthzone
April 19: Judy Unrein OneHundred Forty Words Two Boggers are writing on this day, we also have Kevin Kruse, Keven Kruse Blog. He is NY Times bestselling author of We: How to Increase Performance and Profits through Full Engagement
April 20: Rich Mesch Performance Punctuated

Week Two:

April 23: Clark Quinn Learnlets
April 24: Karl Grieb ASTD Philadelphia Chapter
April 25: Webinar Presentation for Houston ASTD Chapter "What Research Tells Us about Games, Gamification and Learning" Join the webinar.
April 26: Debbie Richards Take an e-Learning Break And a live appearance by Karl at the NY ASTD Chapters combined SIG Meeting. If you are in NY, you may want to register and attend.
April 27L Connie Malamed The eLearning Coach.

Week Three:

April 30: Amy Lui Abel New York ASTD Chapter Blog.
May 1: Cammy Bean Learning Visions
May 2: Tom Kuhlmann Word of Mouth
May 3: Koreen Olbrich Learning in Tandem
May 4: "Surprise Blog Appearance"

Week Four:

May 7: Mike Qaissaunee Frequently Asked Q
May 8: Larry Hiner drlarryhiner
May 9: Catherine Lombardozzi Learning Journal
May 10: Brent Schlenker Elearning Development
May 11: Zaid Ali Alsagoff Zaid Learn

Week Five:

May 14: Andrew Hughes Designing Digitally
May 15: John Rice Educational Games Research
May 16: Christy Tucker Experiencing E-Learning
May 17: Justin Brusino ASTD Learning Circuits Blog (we come full circle to discuss the tour and the gamification concept)
May 18: Karl Kapp Kapp Notes. The author provides reflections and lessons learned from the tour.

So join us for this exciting tour and social media event to discuss the pros and cons of Gamification and what it means to learning and development professionals. And follow us on Twitter at #gamiLI.