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Micro-adaptivity: protecting immersion in didactically adaptive digital educational games

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Micro-adaptivity: protecting immersion in didactically adaptive digital educational games
The idea of utilizing the rich potential of today's computer games for educational purposes excites educators, scientists and technicians. Despite the significant hype over digital gamebased learning, the genre is currently at an early stage. One of the most significant challenges for research and development in this area is establishing intelligent mechanisms to support and guide the learner, and to realize a subtle balance between learning and gaming, and between challenge and ability on an individual basis. In contrast to traditional approaches of adaptive and intelligent tutoring, the key advantage of games is their immersive and motivational potential. Because of this, the psycho-pedagogical and didactic measures must not compromise gaming experience, immersion and flow. In the present paper, we introduce the concept of micro-adaptivity, an approach that enables an educational game to intelligently monitor and interpret the learner's behaviour in the game's virtual ...
Michael D. Kickmeier-Rust, Dietrich Albert
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Updated 19 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where JCAL
Authors Michael D. Kickmeier-Rust, Dietrich Albert
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