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David Langendoen

WNET/THIRTEEN/Electric Funstuff
Founder & Executive Director
David Langendoen founded Electric Funstuff in 1998 with a vision of bringing game design principles to educational technology. His belief is that motivation and engagement -- something that games do well -- are drivers of task persistence, which research has shown to be one of the best predictors of long-term academic and life success. Langendoen is the lead game designer and Emmy-nominated Executive Producer of the Mission US games, including Mission US: TimeSnap, a new mobile VR experience for high school. Prior to EFS, he worked for six years at Scholastic.