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Edutainment is an artificial word made up of education and entertainment and refers to a multimedia form of communication in which learning or knowledge transfer is combined with entertainment.

The goal of edutainment is to increase the user's ability to learn through show effects, animations, audio and interactions. There is a fluid transition between edutainment and infotainment. In edutainment, knowledge transfer can also be carried out in a playful way, as in gamification.

Edutainment is also used in the playful transfer of knowledge to children. The best-known programs in this regard are "Die Sendung mit der Maus" and "Sesame Street".

Englisch: edutainment
Updated at: 16.08.2017
#Words: 100
Links: word, multimedia (MM), communication (COM), user, audio
Translations: DE

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