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Session Name Education and Esports: Getting Competitive with New Classes
Speaker(s) Roger Altizer, Allan Fowler, T.L. Taylor, Blake Harrison
Company Name(s) Utah University, Kennesaw State University, MIT, Hi-Rez Studios
Track / Format Educators Summit
Overview Universities have been quick to adopt esports. There are teams, arenas, scholarships, and sponsorships all developing on campuses around the world. However, in spite of the size of the industry and its popularity among players and students, educators have been slow to introduce classes specifically tailored toward teaching students the unique development ecosystem of esports, from its design patterns to its coding challenges, to its focus on community development and management. This panel will discuss why esports is important to study, what classes can and should be made, and how it will help advance not only students' careers, but their critical understanding of games as well.

GDC 2018

Roger Altizer

Utah University

Allan Fowler

Kennesaw State University

T.L. Taylor

MIT

Blake Harrison

Hi-Rez Studios

free content

Educators Summit

Game Career / Education


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