Researcher at UC Irvine to study WoW

December 31, 2008 — Leave a comment

I wasn’t going to post again until after the new year, but saw an article in yesterday’s paper  (yes, I still read the newspaper, get over it) that questioned the validity of NSF funding going towards researching online gaming.  Below is a link to a story from a few months ago about the actual research project which sheds some light on what they are doing.  While I don’t want to argue the merits of NSF funding going towards this, I do truly believe that we can learn a lot about Internet ministry by studying how people interact online through games such as World of Warcraft and the “not really a game” Second Life.  See my write-ups here and here about this and read the news story below.

UCI tackles ‘World of Warcraft’ mystery

And Happy New Year!

Dave

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Online ministry researcher and educator. Associate Professor and Director of Innovation for the Crowell School of Business at BIola University. Author of Ministry in the Digital Age.

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