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James O'Hagan

Vice President of Education Innovation at LeagueSpot

Racine, United States

James O'Hagan is a leader in connecting and promoting esports in education. He has had a role in starting and growing esports teams in two large urban school districts, and is now the Vice President of Education Innovation at LeagueSpot. He actively promotes esports as being a medium to something more for students beyond the games. His podcast, The Academy of Esports delves into topics surrounding esports and education and connecting into powerful ideas to increase student agency, motivation, and college and career pathways. James is a doctoral candidate at Northern Illinois University in the field of instructional technology and a mostly retired rugby player.

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Racine, WI
Speaking Topics: Esports, Virtual Learning, Gamification

James O'Hagan Points
Academic 0
Author 3
Influencer 26
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 29

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Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Technology
Theatre: Worldwide

Areas of Expertise

Digital Disruption 30.14
Digital Transformation
Edtech 30.36
Emerging Technology
Innovation
Leadership
SportsTech 30.65

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Federal & Public Sector
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
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1 Podcast
The Academy of Esports
The Academy of Esports
April 15, 2018
The Academy of Esports podcast serves as the axis for a revolving series of conversations about the innovations, opportunities, challenges, and adventures to be found at the intersection of esports and education. Host James O’Hagan and his guests go beyond the games each week to explore how responsibly crafted scholastic esports programs can redefine athletic culture, diversify opportunities for student participation, increase career and collegiate scholarship opportunities, and honor the importance of play.


This is a great podcast for students, educators, parents, and industry advocates.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Edtech, SportsTech

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