Learn about the all-new Esports area of interest in the Engineering and Technology Education Division in an upcoming free webinar: Academic Esports – An Evolving Technology in CTE Pathways: Research in Academic Esports on Oct. 12 at 4:00 p.m. ET.
This new and growing CTE pathway seeks to engage students in emerging technologies through innovative advances in gamification and offers professional skills in collaboration, communication, creativity and analytical thinking. Academic Esports is also a gateway to STEM-related career pathways, such as software development, information technology, engineering and all programming-related fields.
Gamers today are makers tomorrow. Researchers at Mastery Coding developed a blueprint for turning gamers into makers. Engaging students, piquing their interest in gaming, teaches technical skills as well as employability skills generally held in high esteem:
- Strategic thinking
Students engaged in esports do so much more than play games. When educators channel their passion and curiosity and introduce them to the history of esports, students learn how games are developed. And they explore business components involved in creating competitive and lucrative games. These are the connections that lead students to explore careers choice. Gaming can revolutionize project-based learning.