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Old 02-07-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default Changing careers, looking for a mentor

Hi everyone,

Here's the skinny: I'm a 5th grade teacher with close to 15 years in education. However, I'm looking to make a major career change as I claw my way into the gaming industry. I'm not looking to program for a living, but I've taught myself enough to get 3 iOS games into the app store, with a 4th on the way (www.BoredKidStudios.com). I'm a bright guy, extremely logical, and have a keen sense of how kids work.

I'm looking for a mentor to help me leverage my experience as I make this transition. Future mentor, are you out there? If so, I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for taking the time,
Evan
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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Hi,
I just joined this community, I am researching various universities to further my education. But your post seemed to catch my attention, as I would like to focus on making educational games as well.

These two programs might interest you, they are online so you won't need to give up your day job yet.

1. Drexal Online Certificate "Learning in Game-Based Environments"
http://www.drexel.com/online-degrees/education-degrees/cert-game-based/index.aspx
and because it took me a long while to dig up the online information (it looks like its still fairly new, so its hard to find links to it)
http://www.drexel.com/online-degrees...urriculum.aspx

2. Full Sail Education Media Design & Technology Master of Science Online Degree
http://online.fullsail.edu/degrees/e...nology-masters

I am going through the Princeton top 10 Graduate game Schools, so far up to 5/16 (Additional 5 with honorable mentions, plus Full Sail for myself)
http://www.gamepro.com/article/featu...esign-schools/
I'll let you know if there's any more courses that involve gaming and e-learning/education targeted along the way.

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