Thursday, July 17, 2008

WOW and Distance Learning

I'm assuming my hours logged onto World of Warcraft with people across the nation won't count as distance learning education.  However, it's interesting to see classrooms incorporating online gaming into their distant learning sessions.  I've been reading much about the improvement of this form of education.  I can only imagine how fun it would have been to learn English grammar rules in the 8th grade, while watching a Chinese 5th grader cover the same material.  Nowadays it's not just two classes that can see each other...they are bringing in shared lesson plans, quizzes and even games where the two classrooms can compete.  These are truly inspirational times and you've got to be happy with the way the education system is keeping up with technology.  Just got to keep an eye out on the roll call for a youngster named Leroy Jenkins.

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