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'World of Warcraft' Gets Kids Interested in School

Postby Tronden » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:13 am

See full story at: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,432383,00.html

Sad but true. You can learn a lot.. especially about economics. And if you troll the forums like us, we get into the math. Good read anyhow.
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Postby moduspwnens » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:36 am

Their earlier work analyzed forum postings on the official "WoW" Web site, and found that 85 percent of the conversations showed that players had decent levels of scientific literacy.


This blew my mind. ;) I don't know what official forums they're reading.
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Postby Selinaria » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:40 am

moduspwnens wrote:
Their earlier work analyzed forum postings on the official "WoW" Web site, and found that 85 percent of the conversations showed that players had decent levels of scientific literacy.


This blew my mind. ;) I don't know what official forums they're reading.


Yea......................guess it depends on what they qualify as decent levels of literacy, but I really don't think "nurf nao plz kk thx" qualifies....
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Postby Losbullitt » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:47 am

scientific???
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Postby Baelor » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:48 am

Fox news!

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Postby Io.Draco » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:48 am

Interesting , it holds quite alot of truth
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Postby Guldylohx » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:01 pm

Baelor wrote:Fox news!

'Nuff said!


lol QFT
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Postby Grehn|Skipjack » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:08 pm

Maybe they were reading EJ? You need a degree in advanced mathematics to keep up with the Windfury Theorycraft over there. ><
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Postby Snake-Aes » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:09 pm

Grehn|Skipjack wrote:Maybe they were reading EJ? You need a degree in advanced mathematics to keep up with the Windfury Theorycraft over there. ><
Or the points why slow weapon > fast weapon for ppm procs even without strike abilities(i.e.:Binomial Distribution)
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Postby guillex » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:24 pm

Stock markets went up ... Slow news day then!

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Postby degre » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:26 pm

They do have some points, mainly how a game can be educational, and most are, and above all, how parents spending their time with their kids can make a game educational.
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Postby Erendis » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:35 pm

Guess what — the kids want to play video games. But they also learn everything from math skills to social skills along the way.


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Postby Invisusira » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:37 pm

Erendis wrote:
Guess what — the kids want to play video games. But they also learn everything from math skills to social skills along the way.


I Lol'ed at this one.
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Postby Elsie » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:42 pm

Grehn|Skipjack wrote:Maybe they were reading EJ? You need a degree in advanced mathematics to keep up with the Windfury Theorycraft over there. ><

I'd say no, but I have no idea what they're teaching you kids these days.
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Re: 'World of Warcraft' Gets Kids Interested in School

Postby Losbullitt » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:43 pm

Tronden wrote:See full story at: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,432383,00.html

Sad but true. You can learn a lot.. especially about economics. And if you troll the forums like us, we get into the math. Good read anyhow.


Join a car forum for an education in physics and science, political debate forum for economics and math.

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