Monday, August 30, 2010
A Lesson in Starcraft
While university classes in Starcraft were somewhat heard of in many top tier universities in Asia, it never quite appeared to have a practical use, that is until now. Pioneering universities such as the University of Florida and University of California-Berkeley have begun teaching Starcraft classes. Ph.D candidate Nate Poling's (University of Florida) studies suggest the stress and micromanagement aspects of Starcraft have practical applications in the real world. Using his classes, he believes he can teach his students to be better critical and consequential thinkers in situations of extreme stress when in the working environment, making them primary candidates for managerial positions. Do you think this is a relevant and practical application of the skills required in Starcraft?