Wikigeeks – Gaming and Collaborative Learning

Update 3: The project has resulted in the publication of the following paper:

Barr, M. (2013) Learning through collaboration: video game wikis. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments . ISSN 2050-3954 (In Press)

Update 2: The Wikigeeks project was presented at the SMKE Conference at CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 2nd-3rd July 2013. You can read about the conference on Storify and view the abstract for the conference paper on Enlighten.

Update: We’ll be reporting back on the Wikigeeks project as part of the SMKE Social Media Workshop. See the blog post for more information.

Wikigeeks is an AHRC funded project looking at the opportunities for collaborative learning offered by game-related wikis. At the core of the project will be a series of online interviews with key users of gaming wikis with the pool of interviewees drawn from both wiki readers and wiki contributors. A number of elite interviews will also be sought from gaming wiki founders or administrators, in order to gain their unique perspective. The project will conclude with a plenary during which local postgraduate students and researchers may discuss the project findings with the elite interviewees, and with one another.

The AHRC Social Media Knowledge Exchange (SMKE) is a collaborative project that aims to give postgraduate students and early career researchers in the Arts and Humanities opportunities for knowledge exchange with social media practitioners in academia, museums, archives, libraries, and the voluntary sector.

More information on the project can be found on the SMKE website. Details of the final plenary event will also be posted here.


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