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What in the World Happened to Carmen Sandiego? The Edutainment Era: Debunking Myths and Sharing Lessons Learned

by Carly Shuler
October 2, 2012
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What in the World Happened to Carmen Sandiego?Developers and others in the video game industry often attribute the failure of the “edutainment” industry in the 1990′s either to a lack of market demand or the difficulty of creating great products. In reality neither of these assertions is correct. This case study debunks some of the misconceptions around what happened to edutainment in the ’90s, and shares lessons learned from one of the most important periods in the history of games and learning.