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This publication describes study results on domain-specific critical video games. the 1st a part of the e-book makes a speciality of the layout and significant features of exact (mainly math-related) severe video games. the second one a part of the ebook provides fresh empirical experiences on those video games, exploring themes similar to the effectiveness of great video games for studying and extending motivation and the effect of freshmen’ domain-specific and video game advantage. the combination of great video games into the curriculum and next functionality and motivation results also are provided.
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On the other hand, according to Aldrich (2005), overemphasizing a score can make students rely too much on the scores and will make them less engaged in the learning materials. Consequently, adding a score can subvert motivation and learning instead of supporting it. Adaptivity The commercial version of the game features adaptivity on the level of the math rules: When players lose a mini-game against the monkey, a—presupposed but not empirically verified—easier math rule is offered. This type of adaptivity is a basic example of adaptive item sequencing: If a learner fails to complete a task, the subsequent task is easier and when a learner successfully completes a task, the subsequent task is more difficult, hence increasing the challenge.
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