VGHVI Latest Thoughts Podcast with Roger Travis and Mike Young, professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education and director of UConn’s educational technology program. Roger and Mike discuss the problem of fun as it relates to learning. When you co-opt a game for learning, is it possible to keep the fun? Produced by Randy Ma.
(Here's a direct link to the podcast.)
Mike Young’s information at UConn
Mike's thread on co-opting games for learning
Situated cognition on Wikipedia, as edited by one of Mike’s classes
Mihály Csíkszentmihályi on Wikipedia, and his concept “flow”
John Seely Brown on Wikipedia, and at his own very nice website; his piece on the potential of World of Warcraft.