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Virtual Worlds, MMORPGs and the Bloggerverse

Educators using virtual worlds and MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) often use social media to document and curate their experiences. For the SITE conference there is even a Flickr group for  SITE CITY LIMITS that has started to do screenshots of the Cowboys v. Aliens area in Second Life.

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Since 2004, the Edublog awards have been offering a community driven people’s choice awards for blogs, social media and social networks centered on education.

For the Edublog awards 2011 – here were the virtual worlds and MMORPG nominations:

Best edtech blog – GridJumper’s Blog http://gridjumper.net/

Best twitter hashtag – #slpeeps

Best use of media/video/podcast – Knowclue’s Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2011http://knowclue.wikispaces.com/Machinima+Through+Multiple+Lenses

Best educational use of a wiki  – WoWinSchool http://wowinschool.pbworks.com/w/page/5268731/FrontPage

Best PD/unconference/webinar – Virtual Round Conference Table http://www.virtual-round-table.com/

Best educational use of a social network – Cognitive Dissonance http://cognitivedissonance.guildportal.com
This is the first time that a World of Warcraft guild has been nominated for a EduBlog award.

 

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