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'World of Warcraft' Gets Kids Interested in School

It's not unusual for video game players to speak of a routine that involves ordering pizza, getting a sugar jolt, and then playing "World of Warcraft" for hours. But the person talking in this case is Constance Steinkuehler, an educational researcher who organized an afterschool group for boys to play, for educational purposes, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

Some of the eighth graders and high school freshmen who signed up for the group couldn't have cared less about writing or reading in school. Yet those students have gone from barely stringing together two sentences to writing lengthy posts in their group's Web site forum, where they discuss detailed strategies for gearing up their virtual characters and figuring out tough quests.

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Soniiblaru3822d ago (Edited 3822d ago )

How does writing about particular things in a game mean that they are interested in school? They aren't interested in school... They are interested in World of Warcraft.

Sanhlami3822d ago

Yep. People try in what they are interested in, and if its games then they would be willing to discuss all that stuff since its for the sake of fun. Not really related to school as determination for a specific topic of interest