Prevention of Off-Task Gaming Behavior in Intelligent Tutoring Systems
A major issue in Intelligent Tutoring Systems is off-task student behavior, especially performance-based gaming, where students systematically exploit tutor behavior in order to advance through a curriculum quickly and easily, with as little active thought directed at the educational content as possible. This research developed both active interventions to combat gaming and passive interventions to prevent gaming. Our passive graphical intervention has been well received by teachers, and our experimental results suggest that using a combination of intervention types is effective at reducing off-task gaming behavior.
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