(contraction of education and entertainment) Multimedia-related term, used to describe software that is both educational and entertaining. Examples include educational software for children that teaches them to spell or count while playing games, or a CD-ROM about machines that contains animations showing how the machines work. Compare infotainment.
Multimedia content in software, on CD-ROM, or on a Web site that purports to educate the user as well as entertain. See also multimedia.