Motivational impacts of a game-based intelligent tutoring system

G. Tanner Jackson, Danielle McNamara

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Abstract

iSTART is an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) designed to improve students' reading comprehension. Previous studies have indicated that iSTART is successful; however, these studies have also indicated that students benefit most from long-term interactions that can become tedious and boring. A new game-based version of the system has been developed, called iSTART-ME (motivationally enhanced). Initial results from a usability study with iSTART-ME indicate that this system increases engagement and decreases boredom over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society, FLAIRS - 24
Pages519-524
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event24th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society, FLAIRS - 24 - Palm Beach, FL, United States
Duration: May 18 2011May 20 2011

Other

Other24th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society, FLAIRS - 24
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Beach, FL
Period5/18/115/20/11

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  • Artificial Intelligence

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Jackson, G. T., & McNamara, D. (2011). Motivational impacts of a game-based intelligent tutoring system. In Proceedings of the 24th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society, FLAIRS - 24 (pp. 519-524)