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Week 4 MOOC II
Welcome to Week 4!

The topic for this is Immersive Environments for learning. This is such a broad topic that we can only do a tour. We'll be looking at avatars, immersion and complex systems.


Cze on the Spine by Center4EduPunx, on Flickr


The Gamer and Complex Systems


So let's start with this 6 minute video - "Why I would Rather Hire A High End World of Warcraft Player Rather Than a MBA"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhuOzBS_O-M

HBR Blog Network - John Seeley Brown The Gamer Disposition - back because it works this week too!

John Seeley Brown - Questing Disposition Video based on Blog

For further on games and virtual worlds as complex systems, Beverly A. McArthur on Simulations, Games & Wicked Problems

Immersion

A Grounded Study of Game Immersion

The Psychology of Immersion in Video Games

Avatar


V-Learning: How Gaming and Avatars Are Engaging Students Online

Leveraging Identity to Make Learning Fun: Possible Selves and Experiential Learning in Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs)

Immersive Environments that we'll be visiting this week

Second Life

World of Warcraft

TERAonline http://tera.enmasse.com/

If you are using any of these already please message Kae. We'd like to get you further involved in the discussion. If you are using a different MMORPG in your course please also im Kae - we'd like to feature and document.

Just for Fun -Gamer Vocabulary

Quick Gamer Vocabulary