innovate on MMOGs as Learning Environments:
An Ecological Journey into Quest Atlantis and The Sims Online
by Michael Young, P. G. Schrader, and Dongping Zheng
"Yes, video games are mainly for play and fun. But video games are educative as well as interesting and engaging—something that we all hope that more classrooms could be. Many of today's students spend more time playing video games than they do watching television, reading books, or watching films. Massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs)—long and surprisingly complex gaming environments that normally require over forty hours to get beyond novice levels (Squire 2004)—represent the latest development in the history of video game technology."
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