NCTIES 2011 – A Hero’s Journey – Play and Pedagogy in World of Warcraft

NCTIES 2011 – A Hero’s Journey – Play and Pedagogy in World of Warcraft

foghlumThe WoWinSchool Wiki – this is the central hub of the project.  Anyone can read any page here.  If you wish to contribute, and we encourage you to do so, you’ll need an author account.  Be sure to request access and tell me your connection to education.

Edurealms.com – my games in education blog.  This is also where I’ll be sharing personal reflections on the experiences of the WoWinSchool Project.

Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked - great article by Dr. Henry Jenkins.  It addresses the issues of violence, demographics, etc.

Why should I use video games in my classroom?  Find supporting research at -http://wowinschool.pbworks.com/Supporting-Research

Follow the WoWinSchool Project on Twitter - @wowinschool

The Presentation

Classroom Cataclysm: Or What Happens to “School” When Learners Become Heroes

Media

Welcome to Zul’Again, You’ve Been Schooled – Lucas Gillispie and Peggy Sheehy interview on the GroupQuest podcast.  (Download .mp3 here) (Recorded Feb. 26th, 2011)

More Resources

Visco Entertainment – Peggy and I have worked with these guys to get copies of the software and game time cards.  They’re very supportive of the project and offer discounts for volume purchases.  Just let them know you’re starting your own WoWinSchool Project.

Lord of the Rings Online – a free-to-play MMORPG that could easily be used in lieu of World of Warcraft for a similar project.

My Contact Information

Lucas Gillispie, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Pender County Schools

Email – lucas at edurealms.com
On Twitter - @PCSTech
Skype – lucas.gillispie

In World of Warcraft

Pantego – 80 Shaman, Guild Leader, Harbingers of Light
Alliance, Sisters of Elune Server

Erud – 80 Death Knight, Cognitive Dissonance
Alliance, Sisters of Elune Server

Foghlum – 80 Warlock, Cognitive Dissonance
Alliance, Sisters of Elune Server

Other Contacts

Craig Lawson – On Twitter – @MIDlawsonDLE

Peggy Sheehy – On Twitter – @peggysheehy

 

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