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Sunday, June 21 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Storming the Castle: Collaborative Play in World of Warcraft

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Pre-registration for this tour is required as places are limited. Joining instructions will be emailed to registrants ahead of the scheduled tour time.

Join the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Games and Simulations Network for a guided tour of World of Warcraft (WoW). By all accounts, WoW is hard, time consuming and labor intensive. So why is it so popular? We’ll do a tour starting at the Orc entry area and playing for an hour showing the hard fun and difficulties that are part of the immersive experience. We’ll discuss the design and mechanics during this immersive experience that you can use if you teach in World of Warcraft, are evaluating a MMO or in creating your own educational experiences. This tour will first meet in Discord and then proceed into the retail version of WoW to explore the Horde faction using free trial accounts. Released in 2004, World of Warcraft has been used by countless educators and millions of players world-wide. WoW offers players many different options of play including common genres of role-play, player versus environment, and player versus player. However, WoW is also an immersive environment that allows the individual to tailor gameplay to their own needs and desires.

Tour guide(s)/leader(s): Christopher Luchs, Colorado Community College System, United States; Kae Novak, Front Range Community College System, United States

Target audience sector: K-12 education, Career/vocational and technical education, Higher education, Informal and/or lifelong learning

Supported devices: Desktop/laptop - Windows, Desktop/laptop - Mac, Desktop/laptop - Linux or UNIX

Platform/environment access: Download from a website and install on a desktop/laptop computer. World of Warcraft is subscription based; however, this tour will use their free to play trial accounts available at https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/3128270

Official website: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/start

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Christopher Luchs

Associate Dean, Career Technical Education & Math, Colorado Community Colleges Online
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Kae Novak

Doctoral Student, University of Colorado - Denver

Sunday June 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
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