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Connected Play

Tweens in a Virtual World

Connected Play( )
Author: Kafai, Yasmin B.
Fields, Deborah A.
Foreword by: Ito, Mizuko
Series title:The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning Ser.
ISBN:978-0-262-01993-4
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:MIT Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $30.00
Book Description:

How kids play in virtual worlds, how it matters for their offline lives, and what this means for designing educational opportunities.

Millions of children visit virtual worlds every day. In such virtual play spaces as Habbo Hotel, Toontown, and Whyville, kids chat with friends from school, meet new people, construct avatars, and earn and spend virtual currency. In Connected Play, Yasmin Kafai and Deborah Fields investigate what happens when kids play in virtual...
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Pages:216
Detailed Subjects: Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
Computers / Virtual Worlds
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.438 Inches
Book Weight:1.04 Pounds

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