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Signal, Image and Video Processing

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 371–384 | Cite as

Automatic generation of adaptive, educational and multimedia computer games

  • Mária BielikováEmail author
  • Marko Divéky
  • Peter Jurnečka
  • Rudolf Kajan
  • L’uboš Omelina
Original Paper

Abstract

Education accompanies us throughout our whole life. Many innovations in education have originated from modern technologies. However, the majority of learners—especially children or teenagers—find studying from electronic educational sources and web-based information systems less exciting than playing today’s popular computer games that, conversely, lack signs of education. In this paper, we describe an innovative concept of generating three- dimensional interactive multimedia educational games that combine the excitement and looks of popular computer games with the educational potential of e-learning, and the concept’s realization by a software system called S.M.I.L.E.: Smart Multipurpose Interactive Learning Environment. One of its key features is the automatic generation of games based on a model created by teachers without needing them to be familiar with programming or game design. Moreover, we consider various learners’ abilities and features that enable different users (including handicapped) to learn effectively by playing educational games easily created by teachers. We follow the idea that everyone needs access to quality education and are convinced that by enabling cooperative education not just among learners, but also between handicapped and able-bodied ones, we bring the humane dimension into education.

Keywords

Education Edutainment Multimedia computer games Game model Game generation Adaptive computer game 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mária Bieliková
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marko Divéky
    • 1
  • Peter Jurnečka
    • 1
  • Rudolf Kajan
    • 1
  • L’uboš Omelina
    • 1
  1. 1.Institution of Informatics and Software Engineering, Faculty of Informatics and Information TechnologiesSlovak University of TechnologyBratislavaSlovakia

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