Constance Steinkuehler’s Research Blog

A new blog went up recently that covers research on Virtual Worlds:

Pop Cosmopolitanism Blog: Constance Steinkuehler’s Research on Virtual Worlds

Constance Steinkuehler’s Website

It’s probably easier to just quote the about page from this new blog:

“Pop.Cosmo is a research team with the Games, Learning & Society Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that studies cognition & learning in the context of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) or virtual worlds. Constance Steinkuehler is Principal Investigator. With the help of a generous grant from the MacArthur Foundation, we empirically investigate key literacy practices that constitute successful MMO gameplay (such as scientific literacy, computational literacy, and reciprocal apprenticeship) & how those literacy practices connect up with life and learning beyond the virtual worlds themselves. Then, based on this understanding, we develop after school instructional programs that leverage MMOs to get kids involved in what we see as core 21st century skills (that are often under-emphasized in classrooms).”


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