Wednesday, 21. November 2018

Should eSports be taught at school?

Computer games in school lessons or even in lectures at the university? From a conservative point of view, this may, at first, sound like a crazy idea. But is that really the case? We live in a world in which the digital world influences or even determines our actions in the economy, in sports, or in social interaction.

Digitization should not stop just in front of the school gates. It is not enough to replace a few dusty daylight projectors with modern video projectors and equip each classroom with a computer. Today's students are children of the "Generation Z". They were born after the millennium. They have grown up with smartphones and tablets in-hand and so have a very different media usage behavior than all generations before them. This digital revolution should also be taken into account at school. Here are five arguments for the inclusion of eSports in school.

>>> Read the complete column by Prof. Schmidt here