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January 18, 2007

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Ewan McIntosh

You might be interested in the debate (or part of it already) on epistemic games and what differentiates them from mainstream games which spice up current learning, and 'learning' games which dull down commercial ideas:

http://epistemicgames.org/eg/?p=434

Fascinating stuff.

David Muir

A recent podcast from the mighty David Warlick is interesting in this respect. Episode 77 — A Tour of World of Warcraft - http://davidwarlick.com/connectlearning/?p=89 is essentially him talking to his son as he plays World of Warcraft - http://www.wow-europe.com/en/

It is all fascinating but I thought the sections where his son explains why you don't just attack and kill everyone you meet and how game players absorb the social norms of this virtual world were of particular relevance to your thinking on culture and games.

Have you heard it already? What do you think?

Kate Farrell

Hiya, not sure if you've seen the "How Computer Games Help Children Learn" book, but here's info about it:
http://www.henryjenkins.org/2007/01/an_interview_with_david_schaff.html
http://www.henryjenkins.org/2007/01/an_interview_with_david_schaff_1.html

Derek

Thanks for the heads up on this Kate. Appreciate it. I did know about it but have not yet got my teeth into it. Will do though very soon.

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