Gamed-based iSTART practice: From MiBoard to self-explanation showdown

Justin F. Brunelle, G. Tanner Jackson, Kyle Dempsey, Chutima Boonthum, Irwin B. Levinstein, Danielle S. McNamara

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Abstract

MiBoard (Multiplayer Interactive Board Game) is an online, turnbased board game that was developed to assess the integration of game characteristics Opoint rewards, game-like interaction, and peer feedback) and how that might affect student engagement and learning efficacy. This online board game was designed to fit within the Extended Practice module of iSTART (Interactive Strategy Training for Active Reading and Thinking). Unfortunately, preliminary research shows that MiBoard actually reduces engagement and does not benefit the quality of student self-explanations when compared to the original Extended Practice module. Consequently the MiBoard framework has been revamped to create Self-Explanation Showdown, a faster-paced, less analytically oriented game that adds competition to the creation of self-explanations. Students are evaluated on the quality of their self-explanations using the same assessment algorithms from iSTART Extended Practice module (this includes both word-based and LSA-based assessments). The technical issues involved in development of MiBoard and SelfExplanation Showdown are described. The lessons learned from the MiBoard experience are also discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-23
Pages480-485
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Oct 19 2010
Event23rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-23 - Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Duration: May 19 2010May 21 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 23rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-23

Other

Other23rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-23
CountryUnited States
CityDaytona Beach, FL
Period5/19/105/21/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Brunelle, J. F., Jackson, G. T., Dempsey, K., Boonthum, C., Levinstein, I. B., & McNamara, D. S. (2010). Gamed-based iSTART practice: From MiBoard to self-explanation showdown. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-23 (pp. 480-485). (Proceedings of the 23rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-23).