The benefits of esports education
Educators know that taking part in extracurricular activities boosts student success. The impact is huge, and stays that way regardless of the activity in question. Countless studies have already shown that students who are involved in extracurricular activities are more successful socially, professionally and academically.

Students who are heavily involved in extracurricular clubs or activities generally take fewer days off from school and graduate at a much higher rate. They also tend to perform better in maths and reading, and aspire to greater heights than their less active counterparts. These students are also typically far more likely to pay attention in class, and tend to care a lot more about the outcome of their education. On top of this, they seem to have greater self confidence levels and engage in fewer harmful behaviours like smoking and drinking.

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Esports is an exciting, up-and-coming field for today’s students to explore

A perk for education providers
To benefit from this promising addition to the sector, education providers must strive to offer activities that appeal to as many students as possible. That’s where esports comes in.
Tune in to our webinar on 16 January at 4pm to uncover more about esports and how the discipline can benefit your school, college or university as we explore the five pillars of esports in education:

– Inclusivity

– Differentiation

– Cross-curricular alignment

– Esports coaching

– Careers and continued education

We’ll also discuss how to incorporate esports in education, covering the likes of:

– Equipment requirements

– Starting a team

– Joining a tournament

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Posted by:Ryan Thomas Williams

I have been blogging about education policy, technology and research in various formats since 2014. As part of my PhD journey which focuses on social media in education, I have created an Education Technology blog. My aim is that IIT Education can share the latest EdTech news whilst providing a platform to discuss my research.