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Coordinate Geometry Learning Environment with Game-Like Properties

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Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS 2010)

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We want to create coordinate geometry learning environment with game –like properties, that is, elements of games that are engaging such as cover story, graphical representation, and animated feedback. This paper proposes that adding game-like properties to a computer tutor results in more student engagement and interest in the material. However, in addition to taking instructional time away, adding such properties imposes new limitations and difficulties in constructing content. Therefore, we have taken a measured and minimalist approach to making the original environment more game-like making a balance between stimulation and overload.

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Rai, D., Beck, J.E., Heffernan, N.T. (2010). Coordinate Geometry Learning Environment with Game-Like Properties. In: Aleven, V., Kay, J., Mostow, J. (eds) Intelligent Tutoring Systems. ITS 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6095. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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