What do online game teams learn? Shared mental model for teamwork of MMORPG core gamers

Shan Mei Chang*, San-Ju Lin

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摘要

This study investigated online gamers of World of Warcraft, especially their knowledge of teamwork, team building, and shared mental models (Cannon-Bowers & Salas, 1990, 1993). We analyzed the contents of their shared mental models and examine whether it is possible to put coherent contents into several categories. We recruit 7 members of a raid Karazhan team. They were acknowledged as core players and leaders in a large guild of Taiwan. Then one-on-one interview was conducted and protocols were transcribed. The result showed that: (1) Core gamers had enriched facts, relational, dynamic knowledge about games and problem solving (gaming) skills. The team we chose was very particular in their stable team structure. (2) These core gamers named their own team as "fun seeking group"; comparatively others were coined as the "performance striving group." Game teams could be described as doing "hard work for hard fun." All gamers regarded their playfulness atmosphere is very precious and very rare among teams. This scarce feature in turn affected the team structure and functions. Finally, we found the shared mental model is adequate to describe core gamers' knowledge with some modifications and we limited the scope to examine the "knowledge about group", the "knowledge about team mate" and the "knowledge about avatar."

原文English
主出版物標題Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2010, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2010, MCCSIS 2010
頁面327-329
頁數3
出版狀態Published - 7月 2010
事件IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2010, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2010, MCCSIS 2010 - Freiburg, Germany
持續時間: 26 7月 201029 7月 2010

出版系列

名字Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2010, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2010, MCCSIS 2010
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Conference

ConferenceIADIS International Conference e-Learning 2010, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2010, MCCSIS 2010
國家/地區Germany
城市Freiburg
期間26/07/1029/07/10

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