Designed by Epic Games, the new Creator’s Field Guide to Emerging Careers in Interactive 3D is a roadmap for students, administrators, educators, and jobseekers that covers the entry-level Unreal Engineskills needed to join this new workforce. Unreal Engine is the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D creation platform for photoreal visuals and immersive experiences. The guide advises teachers on where to begin teaching Unreal Engine and which competencies to focus on. It introduces students to emerging careers in interactive 3D and the skills those careers require. The Unreal Engine, viewed through the lens of eight emerging careers, are based on conversations with hiring managers and professionals across industries. They were asked these questions: What are the skills your entry-level employees use everyday in Unreal Engine? What do you want people applying for entry-level job postings to know in Unreal Engine? What Unreal Engine skills would an entry-level employee need to make your job easier? Through these conversations, Epic Games defined 18 entry-level key competencies for Unreal Engine, each with a list of skills that make up that competency. Each skill has a measurable learning objective, and each learning objective is classified as “know,” “understand,” or “apply,” based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. The Creator’s Field Guide to Emerging Careers in Interactive 3D is freely downloadable from the Epic Games website. Users can get started with one of Epic Games’ freevideo courses on Unreal Online Learning.
With all of the changes happening to the way students learn, now is an important time for educators to consider how they’re fostering creativity. Check out the infographic below on creativity from Canva.
On the laundry list of skills and content areas teachers have to cover, creativity doesn’t traditionally get top billing. It’s usually lumped together with other soft skills like communication and collaboration: Great to have, though not as important as reading or long division.
But research is showing that creativity isn’t just great to have. It’s an essential human skill — perhaps even an evolutionary imperative in our technology-driven world.