RE@L's Don Rawitsch, 'Oregon Trail' Creator, One Of The "Video Game Hall of Fame" Finalists!

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Is Pleased To Announce….





NPRWe here at RE@L are pleased to announce that our RE@L colleague, Don Rawitsch, and his two collaborators, Bill Heinemann and Paul Dillenberg, the inventors of Oregon Trail, are finalists for the Video Game Hall of Fame!

Don was recently interviewed by National Public Radio. Here’s the link to his story behind the story!


Voting is now closed for all game finalists.

Good luck to  Oregon Trail, the best learning simulation game of all time, if we do say so ourselves!



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Tom King & Dale LaFrenz

Dr. Tom King has served for over 40 years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saint Thomas in the School of Education. The Saturn School of Tomorrow, formerly a St. Paul Public School, and his visionary response to educational reform, was a lighthouse on the frontier of school change. Tom was an experienced high school teacher of mathematics, a school administrator, and Director of Technology for the St. Paul MN Public Schools. He is also a member of the RE@L Team. Dr. Dale LaFrenz is Chairman of RE@L and one of the founders of MECC Software who brought “Oregon Trail” to millions of K12 kids everywhere. He has written extensively on the history and evolution of Ed Tech. His work in forging new paths for MECC’S “edutainment" software was instrumental in connecting school-markets, kids, teachers and consumer-markets/kids/parents, and now serves as the new launching pad for RE@L apps and software.