Accession Number ADA564833
Title ENGAGE: A Game Based Learning and Problem Solving Framework.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 4p
Personal Author Z. Popovic
Abstract This effort designed a novel way of learning and real-world problem solving by determining the optimal human-computer symbiotic learning and problem solving framework. Program found that a targeted adaptive game is a powerful training tool capable of significantly improving low-level visual cognitive tasks. In August we performed multiple playtests of the games to surface game design problems and interface issues. We fixed a large number of bugs and developed infrastructure type systems (caching, preloaders, display of Terms of Service, etc.) in order to help us as we begin to release the games to schools and partner sites. We worked towards a common framework for the presentation of pre- and post- assessment questions and refined the actual questions with the help of the Learning Science group. We ported DragonBox, the algebra game, to Flash and began hooking up gameplay logging and other Center for Game Science backend systems to it. In the future, we plan to extend the game significantly by creating an adaptive version of the game with automatically generated progressions, the ability to allow for free manipulations of terms without enforcing equality (in order to test for transfer), expansion of the types of problems that can be presented by the game, and the addition of various online social features.
Keywords Cognitive science
Computer aided instruction
Computer games
Game based learning
Individualized training
Mathematical concepts
Mathematics
Problem solving
Students
Targeted adaptive games

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
88D - Personnel
92A - Job Training & Career Development
72B - Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, & Mathematical Logic
Corporate Author Washington Univ., Seattle. Office of Sponsored Programs.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monthly progress rept. 1-31 Aug 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number FA8750-11-2-0102

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