This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.
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Whether it’s a high school, college or university, interest in esports is running high. One of the reasons: Many students are already gaming, so why not find ways to instill learning where they’re already hanging out? Dell Technologies Education Strategists Jeanne Weber (higher education) and Snow White (K-12) work with schools in developing esports programs that tie to career pathways and help students gain valuable skills for continuing their education or moving into jobs. In this interview Jeanne and Snow share their observations on why esports is gaining speed, how teachers and faculty can participate and what’s needed to launch an effective esports program.