Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Virtual edge summit 2010 ppt mc knight

568 views

Published on

Virtual Edge Summit presentation on teaching governance in World of Warcraft

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Virtual edge summit 2010 ppt mc knight

  1. 1. <The Devils Made Me Do It> a law school experiment in immersive collaboration
  2. 3. LAW 791: Governance of Virtual Worlds <ul><li>27 students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>17 second/third year law students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Masters students: educational technology, public administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Honors College undergraduates </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. project goals <ul><li>experiential learning – James Paul Gee </li></ul><ul><li>World of Warcraft guild as a model for governance studies </li></ul><ul><li>participatory democracy vs. collaborative democracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– Beth Simone Noveck </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2D and 3D collaborative tool use </li></ul>
  4. 5. tool use <ul><li>two critical orientations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how to use the toolset – the first hour experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>why to use – after 2-5 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ because we’re forcing you to” is not sufficient </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>each tool privileges some and disempowers others </li></ul><ul><li>each tool has affordances and constraints </li></ul><ul><li>master/apprentice training by peers is effective, but slow </li></ul>
  5. 6. team member styles <ul><li>the gung ho </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the others may disillusion them quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>the active dissidents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can be co-opted into the gung ho </li></ul></ul><ul><li>the ankle biters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>don’t let them join the active dissidents! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>the good soldiers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>be careful trying to push them into gung ho </li></ul></ul><ul><li>the checked out </li></ul>
  6. 7. note! <ul><li>those categories are orthogonal to n00b/1337! </li></ul><ul><li>experience is processed through participation style </li></ul><ul><li>exception: orientation can shape who’s gung ho and who becomes an active dissident </li></ul>
  7. 8. participation vs. collaboration <ul><li>best managed through multiple channels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning group and F2F meetings to air views & grievances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs as collaborative preparatory space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3D environment as action space </li></ul></ul><ul><li>some of the best work happens in backchannel – be sure to capture it! </li></ul>
  8. 9. what does virtuality get you? <ul><li>fieldwork = team work </li></ul><ul><li>does embodied presence really matter? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ reply hazy – try again” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ WoW is the new golf” – Kim Smith </li></ul>
  9. 10. management lessons <ul><li>jet boots for the trough of noobery </li></ul><ul><li>peer-teach the how , manage the why </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the stick and the shiny are made of fail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>privilege & disempowerment problems </li></ul><ul><li>can be resolved through the tool kit </li></ul>
  10. 11. further reporting <ul><li>SmarterTechnology series in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>abstracts submitted: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GLS6.0: Games Learning + Society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Education Summit USA </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. contact <ul><li>John Carter McKnight, MIA, JD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>johncartermcknight.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: john_carter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook: John Carter McKnight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: John Carter McKnight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype: kaseido.quandry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life: Kaseido Quandry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WoW: Kaseido, Misha-US, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><Future Tense> </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Lok’tar! For The Horde!

×