Communities of practice / World of Warcraft

Communities of practice / World of Warcraft

This episode, we’ll be pottering around in Lave and Wenger’s communities of practice model and asking ourselves, what does a boundary object have to do with Leeroy Jenkins?

Wait … did we even answer that in the episode? If we didn’t then here it is: the concept of Leeroy Jenkins is a boundary object that can pull you deeper within the community through a piece of shared history, an understanding of raid mechanics, and a cautionary tale.

You can grab the book we reference, “Learning in virtual worlds: Using communities of practice to explain how people learn from play” by Martin Oliver and Diane Carr at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-8535.2009.00948.x

This was one of the first episodes we recorded, so you may notice the title and format aren’t quite the same as later episodes. Sorry about that!