Weekend Workshop                                         VS                       WoW               vs   wow              ...
BESIG war games weekend-----Original Message-----From: a British Council Colleague (Egypt)Sent: Sun 7/29/2012 5:29 PMTo: S...
“..this thing about the wargames weekend in August”
BESIG “war games thing” plan1. World of Work vs World of Warcraft2. Why games such as WoW matter3. Stereotypes – games4. V...
Do you play videogames?USA Today (2004):If you’re over 35, chances are you view video games as,at best, an occasional dist...
How much do you know?      World of Work             or    World of War(craft) ?  1. You need computers for WoW 2. People ...
World                                                        of                                                       Work...
World                                                        of                                                      Warcr...
About         World          of        Warcraft                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/candescenc                  ...
About          World           of         Warcraft               http://www.flickr.com/photos/kingfoxMMORPG – Massively Mu...
About          World           of         Warcraft                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/bwanaDecision-making / Re...
Relevance to Business                                        “This video                                                  ...
Stereotypes                MMOs  Almost all MMO players are male (= 60%)Only single people play MMOs (=36% married)       ...
WoWThe new golf?
WoW Guild / Raiding parties    Leeroy Jenkins                           Working in a geographically                       ...
Is World of Warcraft on your CV?http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation                                     ...
Test 1: Warcraft or Work acronyms?SAYE     PWN    GTTM    SLA   TNSTAAFLTOAD MMORPG      TLDR     BMY     XP  FIFO     MT ...
Work acronyms SAYE – Save as you earn SLA – Service Level Agreement TNSTAAFL – Theres no such thing as a free  lunch TOAD ...
Warcraft acronyms   MMORPG – Massively Multiplayer Online Role-    Playing Game   XP – Experience   MT – Mistell (used whe...
Test 2: Work or Warcraft jargon?    noob    zerg think outside the boxcircle the wagons    capture the flag touch base gri...
Work or Warcraft jargon?    noob    zerg think outside the boxcircle the wagons    capture the flag touch base    griefer ...
Work Jargon answers Circle the wagons: work together to protect each other Boil the ocean: to waste time Grab the low hang...
Warcraft Jargon answers   Crowd control: any of various mechanisms used     temporarily to limit an enemys movements or be...
Warcraft Jargon answers   Gold farmer: Characters that do nothing but farm money    and high-value loot in order to sell i...
Videogames & Business   English Teaching  Areas:  Marketing & Sales   Design engineering    Finance  Context:  One-to-one ...
Contexts: Sales & Marketing                                       Gamification                 ccGamification is the use o...
Contexts: Blended Learning                  GamificationPlus One Me                       http://plusoneme.com
Contexts: Serious games                  http://www.games2train.com/
Contexts: Reading/ class discussion                           http://playspent.org/
Contexts: Business simulation game                     http://www.marketplace-live.com/
Contexts: Stock market / iPhone & iPad      http://czczcz.hubpages.com/hub/Stock-Market-Games-for-iPhone-and-iPad
Contexts: Reading / iPAd game         http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/dragons-den-the-official-game
Contexts: Presentations / iPAd & iPod     http://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/presentation-game-compact/id535109987?mt=8
Contexts: Simulations / iPadhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/air-tycoon-2-hd/id489241794?mt=8                               ...
Final pitchWhy?     “Games are a more natural way to learn         than traditional classrooms.Not only have humans been l...
Why?                Relevance  There are 1 million gamers in UKAverage young person in UK will spend10,000 hours gaming by...
Why?             Engaging  Games make learning fun  Games capture      learners attention
Why?            Communication  Games encourage           language productionLearners love          talking about games
Why?               Teaching  Games can be easily           adapted for teachingGames can be used to practise              ...
Recommended Reading
Further InformationGames and simulations in workplace eLearninghttp://www.twitchspeed.com/site/download/thesis_final.pdfSi...
Thankyou        Any questions?Graham Stanley http://about.me/blogefl
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World of Work vs World of Warcraft: BESIG Weekend Workshop

  1. 1. Weekend Workshop VS WoW vs wow Computer Games and Business English 16.00 CET on Sunday, 05 August 2012Graham Stanley http://about.me/blogefl http://www.digitalplay.info/blog
  2. 2. BESIG war games weekend-----Original Message-----From: a British Council Colleague (Egypt)Sent: Sun 7/29/2012 5:29 PMTo: Stanley, Graham (Spain)Subject: FW IATEFL eBulletin July 2012Interested to see this thing about the war games weekend in August. Is someone from the BC going?
  3. 3. “..this thing about the wargames weekend in August”
  4. 4. BESIG “war games thing” plan1. World of Work vs World of Warcraft2. Why games such as WoW matter3. Stereotypes – games4. Videogames & Business English Teaching5. Final pitch – Why? Why bother?6. Further Reading7. Questions8. Buy our book
  5. 5. Do you play videogames?USA Today (2004):If you’re over 35, chances are you view video games as,at best, an occasional distraction….If you’re under 35, games are a major entertainment and a partof life...In that sense, they are similar to what rock ‘n’ roll meant to[baby] boomers...
  6. 6. How much do you know? World of Work or World of War(craft) ? 1. You need computers for WoW 2. People pay to spend time WoW3. You get paid to spend time in WoW4. Decision-making is crucial in WoW5. WoW is highly enjoyable/rewarding
  7. 7. World of Workhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/wovox/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokakvkli mhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/thewayfarer/
  8. 8. World of Warcrafthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/glennbatuyong http://www.flickr.com/photos/29672012@N0 3http://www.flickr.com/photos/therift/
  9. 9. About World of Warcraft http://www.flickr.com/photos/candescenc e10 million players worldwide / freemium (subscription) model
  10. 10. About World of Warcraft http://www.flickr.com/photos/kingfoxMMORPG – Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game
  11. 11. About World of Warcraft http://www.flickr.com/photos/bwanaDecision-making / Real-time communication / Parties & Guilds
  12. 12. Relevance to Business “This video game demonstrates in its structure and scoring some fundamental principles for training employees to think creatively”“Few executives have heard of this game, much less participated in it,despite the fact that over 10 million players are active in it around theworld. Upon hearing this, most executives are likely to respond that"thats an awful lot of pimply teenagers," falling back on a conventionalstereotype about video game players. In fact, the majority of theplayers are in the 23-39-year-old bracket and are deeply engaged.The average player invests about 23 hours per week playing thegame.” http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2009-01-14/
  13. 13. Stereotypes MMOs Almost all MMO players are male (= 60%)Only single people play MMOs (=36% married) People play alone (=43%) People play with strangers (=20%)People spend an unhealthy amount of time per week playing the game (21 hours + 7 hours of TV vs 28 hours watching TV) http://info.rjmetrics.com/
  14. 14. WoWThe new golf?
  15. 15. WoW Guild / Raiding parties Leeroy Jenkins Working in a geographically dispersed team a WoW raid that goes wrong Information management Organisation skills Strategic planning Decision-making Team work, etc. = Skills that are highly valued In 21st century workplaceVideo:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVZ50qAQrpc = Reason why some people are now putting WoW on CVs
  16. 16. Is World of Warcraft on your CV?http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation http://www.guardian.co.ukhttp://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/01
  17. 17. Test 1: Warcraft or Work acronyms?SAYE PWN GTTM SLA TNSTAAFLTOAD MMORPG TLDR BMY XP FIFO MT HoT
  18. 18. Work acronyms SAYE – Save as you earn SLA – Service Level Agreement TNSTAAFL – Theres no such thing as a free lunch TOAD – Take ownership and deliver BMY – Before my time FIFO – Fly in, fly out GTTM – Going through the motionshttp://www.getebooks.co.uk/businessphrases.php
  19. 19. Warcraft acronyms MMORPG – Massively Multiplayer Online Role- Playing Game XP – Experience MT – Mistell (used when a player sent a message to the wrong person or channel) HoT(s) – Heals over time PWN – own, as in dominate another character TLDR – Too long, didnt readhttp://www.wowwiki.com/World_of_Warcraft_terminology
  20. 20. Test 2: Work or Warcraft jargon? noob zerg think outside the boxcircle the wagons capture the flag touch base griefer gold farmer iggy give 110% corpse jumpingboil the ocean grab the low hanging fruithard stop crowd control drill downmove the needle leeroy ducks in a row
  21. 21. Work or Warcraft jargon? noob zerg think outside the boxcircle the wagons capture the flag touch base griefer gold farmer iggy give 110% corpse jumpingboil the ocean grab the low hanging fruithard stop crowd control drill downmove the needle leeroy ducks in a row
  22. 22. Work Jargon answers Circle the wagons: work together to protect each other Boil the ocean: to waste time Grab the low hanging fruit: do the easy things first Hard stop: end to a meeting because someone has something else scheduled directly afterwards Drill down: examine a subject more closely Move the needle: if something doesnt move the needle, someone doesnt like it very much Ducks in a row: set everything in orderhttp://www.forbes.com/2011/01/06/annoying-business-jargon-entrepreneurs-business.html
  23. 23. Warcraft Jargon answers Crowd control: any of various mechanisms used temporarily to limit an enemys movements or behavior Corpse jumping: to run as far as you can towards your destination before getting killed. Your corpse then runs from the nearest graveyard back to your body. You resurrect as far away from your body and as close to your goal as possible, repeating as many times as is necessary to reach your goal Noob/Newb/n00b/nub: Derogatory derivation of "newbie" - someone new to the game, applied to a new player that does not know what they are doing. Commonly used as a synonym for moron, idiot, imbecilehttp://www.wowwiki.com/World_of_Warcraft_terminology
  24. 24. Warcraft Jargon answers Gold farmer: Characters that do nothing but farm money and high-value loot in order to sell in-game gold to other players for real-world money Griefer: a player who goes out of their way to anger other players Iggy: Add someone to the Ignore list Zerg: To overwhelm an enemy or attack a target in an attempt to win by sheer numbers, rather than skill. Leeroy: (verb) Charging unprepared into combat and causing your party to be wiped out. Reference to the "Leeroy Jenkins" video (more than 31 million views) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkCNJRfSZBUhttp://www.wowwiki.com/World_of_Warcraft_terminology
  25. 25. Videogames & Business English Teaching Areas: Marketing & Sales Design engineering Finance Context: One-to-one Class Blended Learning ESP Skills: Discussion Writing Extended reading Games: Gamification Serious Games Interactive fiction Online games Mobile phone games iPad games
  26. 26. Contexts: Sales & Marketing Gamification ccGamification is the use of game design and principlesto solve problems and engage audiences
  27. 27. Contexts: Blended Learning GamificationPlus One Me http://plusoneme.com
  28. 28. Contexts: Serious games http://www.games2train.com/
  29. 29. Contexts: Reading/ class discussion http://playspent.org/
  30. 30. Contexts: Business simulation game http://www.marketplace-live.com/
  31. 31. Contexts: Stock market / iPhone & iPad http://czczcz.hubpages.com/hub/Stock-Market-Games-for-iPhone-and-iPad
  32. 32. Contexts: Reading / iPAd game http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/dragons-den-the-official-game
  33. 33. Contexts: Presentations / iPAd & iPod http://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/presentation-game-compact/id535109987?mt=8
  34. 34. Contexts: Simulations / iPadhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/air-tycoon-2-hd/id489241794?mt=8 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-corp.-hd/id399378951?mt=8
  35. 35. Final pitchWhy? “Games are a more natural way to learn than traditional classrooms.Not only have humans been learning by playinggames since the beginning of our species, but intelligent animals have as well.” (Clark Aldrich, Learning Online with Games,Simulations and Virtual Worlds, 2009) http://www.clarkaldrichdesigns.com
  36. 36. Why? Relevance There are 1 million gamers in UKAverage young person in UK will spend10,000 hours gaming by the age of 21* *Jane McGonigal - Reality is broken
  37. 37. Why? Engaging Games make learning fun Games capture learners attention
  38. 38. Why? Communication Games encourage language productionLearners love talking about games
  39. 39. Why? Teaching Games can be easily adapted for teachingGames can be used to practise all language skills
  40. 40. Recommended Reading
  41. 41. Further InformationGames and simulations in workplace eLearninghttp://www.twitchspeed.com/site/download/thesis_final.pdfSiwek, S.E (2010) Videogames in the 21st Century, ESA, UShttp://www.theesa.com/facts/pdfs/VideoGames21stCentury_2010.pdfWorld of Warcraft: http://eu.battle.net/wow/
  42. 42. Thankyou Any questions?Graham Stanley http://about.me/blogefl
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