Persist or Die: Learning in World of Warcraft

A session at Game To Learn: Take 2!

Friday 18th March, 2011

2:00pm to 2:30pm (GMT)

“All you need to understand is everything you know is wrong.” —Weird Al

My mother told me cleaning toilets builds character if done repeatedly. The other night five friends spent more than three hours dying over and over again while playing World of Warcraft (WoW). She never said anything about dying. I found cleaning toilets only gets you clean toilets. Dying and playing, however, teaches you important things. Demons, dragons, dwarves, and possibly folklore, you could see, but learning, love, and leadership?

Sounds crazy, but it’s true: World of Warcraft has something to say about learning. Prepare yourself, because everything you thought you knew is wrong.

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Michelle A. Hoyle

Yes, Virginia, there is learning in World of Warcraft.

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Time 2:00pm2:30pm GMT

Date Fri 18th March 2011

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