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Pluralistic Coordination

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Denning, Peter J.
Flores, Fernando
Flores, Gloria
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Innovation Publications
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2011
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2011
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Two questions are examined. Why is coordination hard to achieve when teams are diverse? Are there conditions under which players of MMOGs can learn skills of effective coordination and transfer these skills to real teams? A pluralistic network is a social system in which people are committed to working together effectively despite cultural differences. A core set of eight practices enables a network to be pluralistic. An experiment with the World of Warcraft game confirmed that the game can significantly accelerate learning of those practices. To enable the skills to be transferred to the real world, the game must be augmented with a reflective learning environment.
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The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-567-4.ch025
(From Business, Social, and Technological Dimensions of Computer Games, IGI Publications, 2011). Two questions are examined. Why is coordination so hard to achieve when teams are diverse? Are there conditions under which players of MMOGs can learn skills of effective coordination and transfer these skills to real teams?
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Computer Science (CS)
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Pluralistic Coordination (With Fernando Flores and Gloria Flores)(From Business, Social, and Technological Dimensions of Computer Games, IGI Publications, 2011). Two questions are examined. Why is coordination so hard to achieve when teams are diverse? Are there conditions under which players of MMOGs can learn skills of effective coordination and transfer these skills to real teams?
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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