The Importance Of Teamwork In Online Games

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In massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), teamwork and collaboration is essential in order to progress in the game. Children with autism have a difficult time understanding social cues on how to cooperatively work with others. MMOGs allow each player to specifically focus on a single task that can help influence the tide of battle. By contributing each player’s ability to perform a task, the children are able to repeatedly apply and understand the concept of teamwork. In “Learning Outcomes and Processes in Massively Multiplayer Online Games: Exploring the Perceptions of Players,” Iro Voulgari, Vassilis Komis, and Demetrios G. Sampson analyzes the impact of how massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) have cognitive, social, and affective aspects of a technology-supported learning environment. Additionally, their study includes the players’ perceptions on the learning impact of MMOGs and how there is an ability to transfer the skills learned to other environments. They claim that through “shared goals, individual responsibility, as well as, the interdependence of the goal...

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