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  • Play & Learn Video Games & Virtual Worlds Studies
    Mark W. Bell
  • Why?DefineEffectsIssuesApplications
  • Why?
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  • Radio
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/watz/78428407/sizes/o/
  • Television
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  • Computers
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  • But…
  • Video Games (VG)?
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  • Virtual worlds (VW)?
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  • Is a VG/VW Mass Media?
  • What is a video game?
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  • History II
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  • vid·e·ogame
    (vĭd'ē-ō‘ gām) n. 1. An electronically facilitated game with a sensory feedback.
  • vir·tu·al world
    (ˈvər-chə-wəl ˈwər(-ə)ld) n. 1. A synchronous, persistent network of people, represented by avatars, facilitated by computers.
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  • $$$
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  • Video Games vs. Box Office (Gross Sales - in Billions).  [Sources: Business Week, BoxOfficeMojo]
  • http://www.mid.muohio.edu/computer/images/geek2.jpg
  • Source: Entertainment Software Assn.
  • Source: Entertainment Software Assn.
  • Kevin Werbach
    Susan Crawford
    Beth Noveck
    Irving Wladawsky-Berger
  • 15 years from now, the prime minister of the day will have grown up playing computer games, just as 15 years ago we had the first prime minister to have grown up watching television, and 30 years ago to have grown up listening to the radio.
    - Richard Bartle (2008)
  • Is there a VG/VW literacy?
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  • Do VG/VW have effects?
    Cognitive
    Attitudinal
    Emotional
    Physiological
    Behavioral
  • Cognitive
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  • Attitudinal
    Sex & Gender
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  • Emotional
    Has A Video Game Made You Cry?
  • Physiological
    id.end.ity
  • Behavioral
    Violence
  • Why Does The Wii Work?
    http://wallpapers.dpics.org/wallpapers/21/Wii_Remote_(Wiimote)_and_Wii_Nunchuck.jpg
  • Video Games Are…
    Violent
    Sedentary
    Isolating
  • The Wii
    Family Friendly
    Active
    Social
  • Future of VG/VW Studies
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  • Research on VG/VW Effects
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  • Can Reality Become A Game?
  • Or are we in a game now?
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