[caption id="attachment_33723" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="UC Berkeley also offered a StarCraft course in 2009."]UC Berkeley had a Starcraft course in 2009.[/caption]

Playing the real-time strategy video game StarCraft isn’t just for frittering away afternoons in students' dorm rooms. It’s now for college credit, too.

University of Florida (UF) education technology doctoral student Nathaniel Poling is teaching the eight-week, two-credit class, “21st Century Skills in StarCraft,” this fall, using the internationally beloved computer game to hone students’ on-the-go decision making skills, resource management skills, and penchant to analyze ever-changing scenarios in the complex game’s...

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