A comparison of gains between educational games and a traditional ITS

G. Tanner Jackson, Chutima Boonthum-Denecke, Danielle McNamara

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Abstract

Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) have begun to incorporate game-based components in an attempt to balance the learning benefits of ITSs with the motivational benefits of games. iSTART-ME (Motivationally Enhanced) is a new game-based learning environment that was developed on top of an existing ITS (iSTART). In a multi-session labbased efficacy study with 125 high school students, those students with a low prior reading ability who were trained by a game-based tutoring system (iSTART-ME) or a traditional intelligent tutoring system (iSTART-Regular) performed significantly better on posttest measures than students assigned to a time-delayed control condition. Additionally, the low reading ability students who interacted with the game-based system had a tendency to gain more than students in the traditional ITS system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-25
Pages444-449
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Aug 20 2012
Event25th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-25 - Marco Island, FL, United States
Duration: May 23 2012May 25 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 25th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-25

Other

Other25th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-25
CountryUnited States
CityMarco Island, FL
Period5/23/125/25/12

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Jackson, G. T., Boonthum-Denecke, C., & McNamara, D. (2012). A comparison of gains between educational games and a traditional ITS. In Proceedings of the 25th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-25 (pp. 444-449). (Proceedings of the 25th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-25).