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WoWinSchool Project

Posted on: March 19, 2010

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According to the YouTube page, this project “is an after-school program that uses World of Warcraft to encourage students to build skills in leadership, online collaboration, digital citizenship, mathematics and literacy”. More information is available at the WoWinSchool Project’s wiki.

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Speaking of WoW, Jane McGonigal gave a TED talk on how gaming can make a better world. And here a teacher wonders if teachers in the land of Oz can capitalize on the gaming phenomenon.

I think you can — and McGonigal would argue that you must — if you 1) try gaming (be a learner yourself), 2) redefine what “desired learning outcomes” are (think outside the box), and 3) use more progressive pedagogies (teach outside the box).

Many thanks to Thomas (via Facebook) and Tuck Soon (via Twitter) for the initial information!

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