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Facilitating learning in a real time strategy computer game

P Sweetser, S Dennis

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology | Published : 2003

Abstract

The aim of this project was to implement a just-in-time hints help system into a real time strategy (RTS) computer game that would deliver information to the user at the time that it would be of the most benefit. The goal of this help system is to improve the user's learning in terms of their rate of learning, retention and avoidance of stagnation. The first stage of this project was implementing a computer game to incorporate four different types of skill that the user must acquire, namely motor, perceptual, declarative knowledge and strategic. Subsequently, the just-in-time hints help system was incorporated into the game to assess the user's knowledge and deliver hints accordingly. The fi..

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