Sunday, April 23, 2006

Pedagogy of World of Warcraft

Thanks to Clark Aldrich for documenting his "big skills" I think that these are the kinds of skills learnt through playing games such as World of Warcraft which I think is badly overlooked as an educational game:

  • business process improvement and business process reengineering
  • contracting, sourcing, and outsourcing
  • communication
  • conflict management
  • cost benefit analysis
  • creating and using boards and advisors
  • creating new tools
  • decision-making
  • ethics
  • innovation/adaptation
  • leadership
  • negotiation
  • nurturing/stewardship
  • project management/program management
  • relationship management
  • researching
  • risk analysis, management/security
  • solutions sales
  • teamwork
  • turning around a bad situation.

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Blogger Bill Kerr said...

So, why do you think building games is better than playing off the shelf (COTS) games?

v. interesting to see world of warcraft in action the other night, with a young expert in control. Has he learnt more from playing or building?

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 9:52:00 PM  

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