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EdGamer Podcast with Yours Truly

I recorded a podcast for EdGamer yesterday. Hosts Zack Gilbert and Gerry James were fantastic – accommodating and entertaining. Thanks for inviting me guys!

Here’s a link to the show: http://edreach.us/2012/06/23/edgamer-57-jeff-holmes-asu/

We talk about some news, a bit about the visual analysis talk I gave at GLS, a lot about education and gaming, and some about the Center for Games and Impact. An action-packed hour and some change.

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FAQs – the death of socializing?

FAQ Hell

Resnick has me wondering: if I turn to an FAQ or a guide, am I destroying the social nature of WoW?

Resnick claims that if “a system allows a worker to find information on her own without consulting colleagues, there is a positive time efficiency gain. There is also a negative effect from losing opportunities to build and maintain ties with colleagues, which might be useful for other reasons beyond the immediate task.” I can go to a wiki and get answers quickly and concisely, but I lose out on directly interacting with the community.

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