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What is Electronic Games

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Electronic games refers to all means of digital games that are developed for various types of digital machines such as computer, handheld, game consoles, mobile phones, Internet or other digital machines.
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An Edutainment Framework Implementation Case Study
Zarina Che Embe (Multimedia University, Malaysia) and Hanafizan Hussain (Multimedia University, Malaysia)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-845-1.ch027
The convergence of information technology, particularly multimedia applications, has made it possible to create electronic games with characters that come alive on the screen. From its original use just for entertainment, electronic games now can be used for educational purposes. Thus, the term ‘edutainment’ is created from a combination of the two areas: education and entertainment. Exploring the edutainment environment has become an interesting research area and understanding its application to suit various learning environments or teaching models is a crucial issue.
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