The Higher Education of Gaming

@inproceedings{Squire2005TheHE,
  title={The Higher Education of Gaming},
  author={Kurt Squire and Levi Giovanetto},
  booktitle={DiGRA Conference},
  year={2005}
}
New models of schooling are necessary as educational institutions attempt to transition into the digital age. This article is an ethnography of Apolyton University, an informal online university of gamers created to enhance pleasure from the game experience, teach the game, and improve upon the game's standard rule set. It identifies the life trajectory of the community from formation to completion, and identifies key participant structures that scaffold learning. The article argues that… CONTINUE READING

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