Sunday, December 7, 2008

"Edutainment"

I'm currently reseaching on "Edutainment" which is any form of entertainment that can provide audience education and joy at the same time. According to a game journal I found out that the
game started to be used as edutainment in 1984. Basically, my idea of creating an educational animation is to inform languages in non-threatening way like this game.


A quote I might use:
"The use of games in education (previously known as edutainment) began around 1984 when a teacher named Jan Davidson created a software program for use on a newfangled contraption called the Apple II personal computer. Math Blaster was a huge success, followed by many other early titles-Reader Rabbit, Oregon Trail, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? These early edutainment hits presented educational subjects in a way that was both new and exciting."

2 comments:

JumpStart said...

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IVA said...

Oh, thanx!