The many faces of mentoring in an MMORPG

Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, David Huffaker, Jing Wang, Jeff Treem, Dinesh Kumar, Marshall Scott Poole, Jaideep Srivastava

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Abstract

Mentoring refers to the phenomenon where a more skilled or knowledgeable person helps a less skilled or less knowledgeable person gain skill in a particular domain. In this paper we study the phenomenon of mentoring in a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). We identify four different types of mentoring, which map to several important motivational features. We then measure the social networks of mentors at multiple levels, and propose a network model to describe the emergence and evolution of mentoring.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - SocialCom 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, PASSAT 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust
Pages270-275
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2010, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust, PASSAT 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
Duration: 20 Aug 201022 Aug 2010

Other

Other2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2010, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust, PASSAT 2010
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period20/8/1022/8/10

Keywords

  • Mentoring
  • Mentoring networks
  • MMORGP
  • Social networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

Cite this

Ahmad, M. A., Huffaker, D., Wang, J., Treem, J., Kumar, D., Poole, M. S., & Srivastava, J. (2010). The many faces of mentoring in an MMORPG. In Proceedings - SocialCom 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, PASSAT 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (pp. 270-275). [5591216] https://doi.org/10.1109/SocialCom.2010.45

The many faces of mentoring in an MMORPG. / Ahmad, Muhammad Aurangzeb; Huffaker, David; Wang, Jing; Treem, Jeff; Kumar, Dinesh; Poole, Marshall Scott; Srivastava, Jaideep.

Proceedings - SocialCom 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, PASSAT 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust. 2010. p. 270-275 5591216.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ahmad, MA, Huffaker, D, Wang, J, Treem, J, Kumar, D, Poole, MS & Srivastava, J 2010, The many faces of mentoring in an MMORPG. in Proceedings - SocialCom 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, PASSAT 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust., 5591216, pp. 270-275, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2010, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust, PASSAT 2010, Minneapolis, MN, 20/8/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/SocialCom.2010.45
Ahmad MA, Huffaker D, Wang J, Treem J, Kumar D, Poole MS et al. The many faces of mentoring in an MMORPG. In Proceedings - SocialCom 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, PASSAT 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust. 2010. p. 270-275. 5591216 https://doi.org/10.1109/SocialCom.2010.45
Ahmad, Muhammad Aurangzeb ; Huffaker, David ; Wang, Jing ; Treem, Jeff ; Kumar, Dinesh ; Poole, Marshall Scott ; Srivastava, Jaideep. / The many faces of mentoring in an MMORPG. Proceedings - SocialCom 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, PASSAT 2010: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust. 2010. pp. 270-275
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