Fantasy Football and Collegiate Success
This course will use the concept of fantasy football and illustrate how it applies in an educational setting. As surprising as it may seem, fantasy football is a huge phenomenon. It seems counter intuitive due to the fact that in order to be a good player (and give yourself the best chance of winning the league), it requires thorough planning, organization, coordination, and research. Although it takes copious amounts of work and effort to be successful, it is a very fun game. That is the draw. When fantasy football is examined through an educational lens, there are many overlapping themes. In order to be successful in either endeavor, the four previously mentioned characteristics are essential. Along with those four, some others are important including, but not limited to, time management, study skills, following established rules, working with others, mapping out a road to success (graduation), and good, old fashioned work ethic (follow through). There are various ways to deliver the material and make quality connections. However, the most intriguing part is the potential to make the learning fun. This course will provide a fantastic opportunity to accomplish this goal while encouraging students to take control of their educational experience and maximize their opportunities for academic success.