Why teach video game design and development?
The 2012 Horizon Report identifies game-based learning as having a 2-3 year time to adoption.
Gaming is making inroads into the classroom even now. (Link)
Forbes predicts the gaming industry will see revenues of $82 billion by 2017. Up from approximately $20 billion this year.
Video game design and development is a true STEM/STEAM arena which ties together science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics in a single context.