Spontaneous Communities of Learning: Learning Ecosystems in Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming Environments

10 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2005

Date Written: June 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Galarneau, Lisa L., Spontaneous Communities of Learning: Learning Ecosystems in Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming Environments (June 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=810064 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.810064

Lisa L. Galarneau (Contact Author)

University of Waikato ( email )

Te Raupapa
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton, 3240
New Zealand

HOME PAGE: http://lisa.socialstudygames.com

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