Mooses and research in education and gaming??!!! Kid & sister who survived a moose attack from having played World of Warcraft!!!!
Good stories (anecdotes) don't necessarily make good research
Education is not failing and games are not a remedy!
Virtual rewards - Pavlovian
This pushed as a paradigm for gaming education here
Are games always fun? 'a system of coercion freely entered into'
A lot of the time - all you learn from a game is how to play the game!
Dill & Dill (1998) murder reinforced in vid games Goldstein (2005) no one is actually killed!!! Failure to distinguish with playing a violent game and actual aggression!
If violent games teach aggression - why aren't the researches more violent??!! ;-)
Some of the chat in WoW is more violent than on screeen gore
Given all of this - why do people make similar assumptions about games and learning???!!!
Knowledge constructed from what you do!
Pedagogy as agreed structure - red rugs in SL.
Traditional learning design ignores the performed pedagogy
Moving beyond heresay in research
Focus on practice not technology - common lies we tell about technology
Understand where we want to intervene in