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Mark "Garvey" Candella

Twitch in Education - Esports & Gaming as an Engaging Vehicle in Education

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This session aired at ScIC6 Science is Cool Virtual Unconference on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Garvey discusses the value of Esports and Gaming programs in education as a way to teach valuable, new, and transferable digital media skills. 

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Mark "Garvey" Candella  Director, Student & Education Programs | Twitch

Mark "Garvey" Candella is the Director of Student and Education Programs for Twitch and leads the Twitch Student Program. The Twitch Student Program is dedicated to creating gaming and esports opportunities for students and universities around the world. From humble beginnings as a Magic the Gathering professional player in 1993 and an avid pen and paper role player prior to that, he has been involved in the esports industry in various ways ever since. His message of inclusiveness, diversity, and collaboration is a personal philosophy deeply ingrained in every project he works on.

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Twitch for Universities


ScIC6 Unconference Video Library


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