I’ve been collecting dissertations (and theses) about virtual worlds and massively multiplayer online games. This is my list thus far …. if anyone knows of others, please share. This would especially be helpful for all of us who are breaking new ground at institutions that don’t currently have professors well-versed with this type of location for research.
King, E. M. (2011). GUYS AND GAMES: PRACTICING 21ST CENTURY WORKPLACE SKILLS IN THE GREAT INDOORS. University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Steinkuehler, C. A. (2005). Cognition and learning in massively multiplayer online games: A critical approach. Unpublished Dissertation, University of WIsconsin, Madison, WI.