Gamasutra – Soapbox – “World of Warcraft Teaches the Wrong Things” This is not a serious academic approach to the topic… and it is a bit more negative than most of the off line reading I am doing. (I’m working my way through Kurt Squire‘s stuff right now and will have a lot to post soon… four drafts in the works already.) Still, some of the points are worth considering, and any article on WoW and what it teaches is worth a look for those interested in video games and education.
UPDATE: I read Tobold’s MMORPG blog because it is a well written account of World of Warcraft from the perspective of a true hardcore gamer. Here’s Tobold’s take on the article: Learning from WoW (Via Tobold’s MMORPG Blog.)
UPDATE: This article continues to get attention. Feature: ‘Soapbox Responses: WoW Teaches The Wrong Things’ (Via Gamasutra News.)