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Intelligent adaptation of digital game-based learning

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Intelligent adaptation of digital game-based learning
Games for learning cannot take the same design approach as games when targeting audiences. While players of entertainment games have the luxury of choosing games that suit them, students using digital games for learning typically have a single game for them to learn from, regardless of whether or not it fits their playing style or learning needs. We contend that this problem can be addressed by creating games that identify the kind of player-learner using the game and adapts itself to best fit that individual. These adaptive games can specialize themselves according to a student's learning needs, gameplay preferences, and learning style. We present a prototype mini-game, called S.C.R.U.B., which employs this method for teaching microbiology concepts. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.2 User Interfaces---User-centered design, I.2.1 Applications and Expert Systems---Games, K.3.1 Computer Uses in Education General Terms Design, Human Factors, Experimentation Keywords User model...
Brian Magerko, Carrie Heeter, Joe Fitzgerald, Ben
Added 26 Oct 2010
Updated 26 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where FPLAY
Authors Brian Magerko, Carrie Heeter, Joe Fitzgerald, Ben Medler
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