Spontaneous Communities of Learning: Learning Ecosystems in Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming Environments
10 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2005
Date Written: June 2005
This paper outlines the theoretical rationale behind a doctoral research project currently in progress. Through a multi-method approach, the project examines spontaneously-emerging communities of learning in and around massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) within the context of social learning theory, social networks, self-organisation, online communities and emergence.
Keywords: Learning, knowledge, MMOG, MMORPG, networks, communities, emergence, self-organisation
JEL Classification: Z00
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