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#8171296 Jul 21, 2013 at 06:21 PM · Edited 6 years ago
Guild Officer
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Take a look at the resources for using World of Warcraft educationally. This weekend we also had a tour that included an overview of bringing in your students or colleagues into WoW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zne3S2Zwg_c

So, how could you introduce it in your classroom? And for what subject?
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#8172652 Jul 22, 2013 at 02:14 AM
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I would love to use WoW, and the Hero's Journey curriculum, as an after school club (and I have a few students who are totally interested in participating) but it is so expensive. And on top of that there's the weekly recurring fee. It doesn't seem possible to pay all that for an after school club.

I did download and tried Guild Wars 2. It doesn't seem as fun to me as WoW but maybe that because I played WoW for years and I love it. GW2 is cheaper to buy and download unlike WoW that has so many versions if you want to get to level 90 and there's no monthly fee. Lucas Gillespie says that WoW curriculum should work with GW2 (not sure if they're reworking it for GW2 though).

So yeah, since I teach Science for me an after school club would be a great place to start.
Al Gonzalez
Middle School Science Teacher
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#8186485 Jul 24, 2013 at 06:03 PM · Edited 6 years ago
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There's another MMORPG that we are looking at - Neverwinter. A few of our guildees in Inevitable Betrayal have started characters. The foundry may be a way to also customize these for our courses.

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#8187905 Jul 25, 2013 at 01:57 AM
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I love Neverwinter! I played Neverwinter Nights because it had a monk class, my absolute Fave!
Al Gonzalez
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#8204250 Jul 28, 2013 at 01:51 PM
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I am a teacher in a teachers university in China, so my focus is on using games among undergraduate students. Several years ago, I used Quest Atlantis (QA) in one of my undergraduate course "Instructional System Design". The context was to understand the Instructional Design and Problem-based Learning in game world. After that, considering this game is an English and Educational game, so I used it among 15 volunteer undergraduate students for them to learn English. But, in the end, I thought WOW would be much interesting and valuable for Chinese undergraduate students to learn English. However, the students will have to download an English version of WOW and register in an US or UK server, and there will probably be some lag when they are playing WOW in an US or UK server.
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