The Oregon Trail and the Rise and Fall of Educational Software

Manifest destiny, hunting, and death by dysentery: The Oregon Trail hooked generations of students with the promise of action and adventure. This presentation uses this beloved computer game to narrate the birth and death of the educational software industry.

About the Series:

Saturday Scholars: A different game plan for autumn weekends.
You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times.

Each lecture and Q&A is presented in the Snite Museum’s Annenberg Auditorium on a home football game Saturday. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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October 12, 2019

Science and TechnologyMatthew PayneDepartment of Film Television and TheatreCollege of Arts and LettersEducation