Leveraging Game Design to Promote Effective User Behavior of Intelligent Tutoring Systems

  • Matthew W. Johnson
  • Tomoko Okimoto
  • Tiffany Barnes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7315)

Abstract

We propose developing a mobile device application that will leverage game-play mechanics to incentivize optimal spacing for second language vocabulary acquisition. Through the collection and analysis of user log-data, we intend to investigate the effects of pervasive studying, studying vocabulary words for short intervals, many times throughout a day. This investigation will provide insight into new strategies of studying second language vocabulary, which may be more efficient.

Keywords

Game Design Spacing Second Language Acquisition Pervasive Games 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew W. Johnson
    • 1
  • Tomoko Okimoto
    • 1
  • Tiffany Barnes
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteUSA

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