Aplicaciones educativas de los videojuegos: El caso de World of Warcraft

Translated title of the contribution: Educational application of videogames: the case of World of Warcraft

Alodia Quesada, Santiago Tejedor Calvo

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Abstract

Video games have become the most diffused entertainment and leisure products in recent years, surpassing the film industry and music. Nevertheless, there are a few studies about the educational possibilities of videogames and they focus only on particular products. In this article, we presented the results of a one year research focused on the game World of Warcraft. The research methodology is characterized by the combination of different techniques and approaches: on the one hand, a documentary about the game has been produced, then proceeded to the analysis of audiovisual product, enriched with an exchange of questionnaires with experts and users of the game. Besides surveys by 220 players and former players; interviews with the protagonists of the documentary and interviews with experts, the educational potential of video games are analyzed. The article presents the methodological development with a range of evidence to conclude that there can be education through this type of game -wide possibilities to be explored- especially relating to the acquisition of digital skills, promoting digital and emotional literacy player development.
Translated title of the contributionEducational application of videogames: the case of World of Warcraft
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)187-196
Number of pages10
JournalPíxel-Bit. Revista de Medios y Educación
Issue number48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

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