Thursday, March 23, 2006

Wired 14.04: You Play World of Warcraft? You're Hired!

Wired 14.04: You Play World of Warcraft? You're Hired!:
But the usual critiques fail to recognize its potential for experiential learning. Unlike education acquired through textbooks, lectures, and classroom instruction, what takes place in massively multiplayer online games is what we call accidental learning. It's learning to be - a natural byproduct of adjusting to a new culture - as opposed to learning about.

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A friend of mine, who is addicted to the game, and a read leader would have a hell of a lot of management skills. He keeps saying he is managing 40 peoples lives while leading a raid or whatever. I wonder if they would hire him? He has no other experience!


Mozilla and hypocrisy

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