Category Archives: mmog

A chat about games in learning and the line between fun and learning

I had an interesting discussion over Google Talk this morning with Leonard Low, one of my edu colleagues here in Canberra about games and education that started by discussing games on the iPhone. Hope you don’t find the chat-speak too … Continue reading

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Interesting Slashdot discussions on games in education

Slashdot is widely considered the place to go for geek discussion about all matters I.C.T related. There have been a couple of discussions up there recently about games in education – what makes the work and what makes them fail. … Continue reading

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Learning in Massively Multiplayer Online Games – Constance Steinkuehler

Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) have exploded in the last few years, with games such as World of Warcraft (9 million monthly subscribers) and Second Life regularly appearing in pop-culture. These are games (or virtual worlds if you prefer) where … Continue reading

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