AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth International FLAIRS Conference

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Motivational Impacts of a Game-Based Intelligent Tutoring System
G. Tanner Jackson, Danielle McNamara

Last modified: 2011-03-21


iSTART is an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) designed to improve students’ reading comprehension. Previous studies have indicated that iSTART is successful; however, these studies have also indicated that students benefit most from long-term interactions that can become tedious and boring. A new game-based version of the system has been developed, called iSTART-ME (motivationally enhanced). Initial results from a usability study with iSTART-ME indicate that this system increases engagement and decreases boredom over time.

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