College credit for Playing Video Games? At Some California Campuses, It’s Happening (CSUDH News Center)
Educators who support the trend point to the jobs available in gaming and other forms of digital media, while students say esports clubs and classes have given them another way to connect virtually during the pandemic.
“Higher ed needs to evolve or die,” said Dina Ibrahim, the academic advisor of the SF State esports athletic club and a professor of broadcast journalism. “We need to be teaching students relevant skills, that’s going to get them jobs in a rapidly changing landscape.”
This article appeared in the June 22,2021 CSUDH News Center by author Marisa Martinez.
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