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Make your ideas happen while working in our education incubators. Build career skills project by project and add them to your own unique portfolio.
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eSports and STEM
- Esports bridges the STEM (and STEAM) skills gap by attracting students with the appeal of cutting-edge technology
- More than 60% of competitive "League of Legends" players major in STEM subjects as undergraduates.
- In addition to direct game and industry skills learned
through esports, players build many transferable high
demand skills including team management,
communications, and numeracy.
Post-secondary institutions have jumped on the growing Esports industry, creating varsity teams and offering scholarships for players and coaches. Virtually all US colleges offer Esports scholarship.
Esports also bridges the STEM (and STEAM) skills gap by attracting students with the appeal of cutting-edge technology.
More than 60% of competitive “League of Legends” players major in STEM subjects as undergraduates. By comparison, 36% of U.S. undergraduates major in STEM fields, according to the National Science Foundation.
Developing Real Transferable Skills
Esports players develop key skills beyond playing video games. Players learn a gamut of transferable skills and develop improved cognitive capabilities all of which are incorporated into IQ’s comprehensive curriculum.
These benefits have been recognized by Ontario’s Ministry of Education as a component of their vision for students’ 21st Century Competencies (at right).
Video games are also a natural tie in to the arts. This is deeper than visual and aural. They can tell compelling stories using known mythologies (like the hero’s journey) while giving the player agency over the story’s progress.
The curriculum developed by IIAD, and validated by LLI a private college in Ontario, is cutting-edge learning and practical hands on development. This course prepares students by having them work with companies on real projects in a collaborative environment. Industry mentors coach students as they build their own tech companies. Technology has changed so much in the past 10 years, so should the way students prepare for the real world.
Ashley Wagler, Vice President of Business Development
Unleash Lean Education
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