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Educators Summit: Lessons Learned from 13 Years of Teaching Game-Focused CS

Jason Hinders (Program Director , Full Sail University)

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Topic: Educators

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The emergence of specialized Game Development specific Computer Science educational programs encourage educators to clarify specific curriculum content geared towards the gaming job market. Further, Full Sail University offers accelerated degrees, requiring project-based applied learning strategies for quick training transfer. Jason Hinders, the Program Director of Full Sail University's Game Development Bachelor's Program discusses programmatic challenges specific to programming for entertainment focusing on elements that increase student success.


The talk will cover a broad range of topics in computer science education for games including: a game focused computer science program outline, lessons learned, topics of focus in game focused Computer Science, teaching problem solving, programming languages, and project based approaches.

Intended Audience

This session is for instructors, students, and game developers.
The session is intended to assist the understanding and approach to teaching Computer Science that is focused on Game Development.