Students' enjoyment of a game-based tutoring system

G. Tanner Jackson, Natalie L. Davis, Danielle S. McNamara

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations


iSTART-ME is a new game-based learning environment developed on top of an existing ITS (iSTART). The current study deviates from previous work focusing on individual ITS components, and utilizes a smaller number of students (n=9) who engaged with the entire system over a period of several weeks. The participants indicated that they enjoyed the game-based aspects of the system significantly more than the non-game aspects. These results support the use of iSTART-ME as a system that promotes long-term enjoyment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education - 15th International Conference, AIED 2011
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2011 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Jun 28 2011Jul 1 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6738 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2011
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Serious Games
  • game-based tutoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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