Collegiate Workshops

These esports workshops help learners improve their knowledge, skills and experiences in esports and provide an understanding of esports career pathways within their standard academic collegiate coursework. They are intentionally built to be scheduled as a unit of study within existing higher education academic coursework. These workshops vary in length based on how each instructor wants to use them within their courses. Learners can take an additional assessment to earn digital badges reflecting their understanding of the educational content within the workshops.


In addition, they can also serve as complimentary programming/content/activities around and within collegiate esports events, showcases, and/or tournaments. They can also provide additional educational content and programming within higher education esports clubs, esports organizations, or esports team meetings and events.


Minimum Purchase is ten (10) units of each workshop.

If you are an individual who wants to take these workshops,

you can gain individual access via: Individual Collegiate Workshops

What is included in the purchase of this workshop:

We provide the workshops as a course on our Moodle Learning Management System. This allows for the workshop to be broken into smaller units with videos, and a quiz for the digital badge is the last unit in the workshop.

These workshops are made available for Bulk Purchase to provide to a group of students.

When the you select and complete the check out of your cart for a specific workshop, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access.


Introduction to Esports

This workshop delivers an overview and understanding of the esports industry and its various aspects. Providing a clear and concise overview to the industry in North America as well as a global industry, this workshop will allow learners to gain an overall perspective to the industry. Furthermore, the workshop will touch on various other aspects such as the definition of esports, organizations and key stakeholders that are involved in esports, and industry trends. A Quiz is the last step of this workshop, if passed will earn you a Digital Badge.

History of Esports

This workshop provides a historical review of the esports industry from its humble beginnings to its current exploding global infrastructure. Focusing on key milestones and innovations within the industry, this workshop will provide a look at the key moments, companies and individuals games which have impacted its growth and evolution. A Quiz is the last step of this workshop, if passed will earn you a Digital Badge.

Introduction to Careers in Esports

This workshop provides an overview of the different roles and careers pathways available within in the esports industry. Focusing on the wide breadth of career pathways within esports, this workshop will provide a look at the overall esports industry career trends and outline key roles and career opportunities. Within the workshop, participants will develop a better understanding of some of the most prominent career pathways in esports, how to prepare for a career in esports, and where to search for esports-specific positions. A Quiz is the last step of this workshop, if passed will earn you a Digital Badge

Global Presence of Esports

This workshop provides a general overview of the global landscape of esports. Focusing on the global presence of esports, this workshop will touch on competition, revenue generation, organizational management, and other areas of the esports ecosystem around the world. A Quiz is the last step of this workshop, if passed will earn you a Digital Badge.

Esports in Education

This workshop discusses the presence of esports in education as it relates to academic, competitive, and professional development opportunities at higher education levels. Esports educational opportunities are applied to pertinent concepts such as community, competition, and career aspirations. A Quiz is the last step of this workshop, if passed will earn you a Digital Badge.

Esports Events Management

This workshop provides a general overview of esports event management. General event management aspects will be discussed, as well as esports specific content for what makes esports events unique. This workshop will focus on areas of event management as they relate to esports event structure, marketing, broadcast production, contingency plans, and facility management. A Quiz is the last step of this workshop, if passed will earn you a Digital Badge.

Information & Technology in Esports

This workshop outlines the different hardware and technology used within the esports industry. Concepts such as the basics of networking, key hardware for PC's and consoles, and the use of data in esports will be covered. Additionally, the workshop with provide a brief overview of some of the emerging technology relevant to gaming and esports. A Quiz is the last step of this workshop, if passed will earn you a Digital Badge.

Business/Revenue Generation in Esports

This workshop discusses how esports operates as a business. Focusing on business management concepts such as esports revenue generation, marketing, organizational operation, and team management, this workshop provides insights into how esports operates as a commercial entity in the entertainment industry. A Quiz is the last step of this workshop, if passed will earn you a Digital Badge.

Communication & Digital Media in Esports

This workshop provides a general overview of communication and digital media within the esports industry. Within the overview the best practices of esports communication, digital media, and broadcast will be covered. Additionally, different digital media and live streaming platforms will be identified and explained. A Quiz is the last step of this workshop, if passed will earn you a Digital Badge.

Content Creation 101

This workshop discusses the basics and best practices of content creation within esports. Focusing on topic such as live streaming platforms, editing software, and how to best utilize content once it is created, this workshop will provide insight into how to create and leverage content within the esports industry. Additionally, revenue generation and monetization of content will be discussed. A Quiz is the last step of this workshop, if passed will earn you a Digital Badge.

These collegiate workshops were developed in a partnerships between us at Access Alliance for Education, a leading developer, publisher and supplier of esports curriculum, esports career/other workshops, esports development/consulting and STE(A)M education solutions, and subject matter experts, Esports Development and Growth Enterprises (EDGE), a leading scholastic esports consulting firm founded in 2019 by Dr. Joey Gawrysiak, Zachary Harrington, and Christopher Scroggins.

The trio met while working to build the excellent Shenandoah University Esports Program, where they collaborated to write the esports academic curriculum, design the Esports Arena, formulate an esports advisory board, and develop leading collegiate student organizations to complement the academic and competitive teams at the university.