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See detailTowards discovering problem similarity through deep learning: combining problem features and user behavior.
Mussack, Dominic UL; Flemming, Rory; Schrater, Paul et al

in Proceedings of The 12th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2019) (2019)

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See detailA generalizable performance evaluation model of driving games via risk-weighted trajectories
Flemming, Rory; Schmück, Emmanuel UL; Mussack, Dominic UL et al

in Proceedings of The 12th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2019) (2019)

Efficient learning experiences require content to dynamically match a learner's skill; this assumes a fast and accurate assessment of the learner's skill and the ability to update content accordingly ... [more ▼]

Efficient learning experiences require content to dynamically match a learner's skill; this assumes a fast and accurate assessment of the learner's skill and the ability to update content accordingly. Effective personalized learning therefore involves deriving a performance-predictive mapping between behavioral and environmental factors. Once learned, this relationship can be used to generate new content and to update skill estimates based on the learner's interactions in an adaptive system. To provide proof of concept: (1) We develop a fast-paced driving video game where the player skillfully navigates a cluttered environment comprising obstacles and collectibles. Game content is generated procedurally and player behavior is recorded in the game-this provides an ideal test-bed for a method aiming to learn such a performance-predictive mapping. (2) Using blurred occupancy maps of the game's segments, we generate risk-weighted trajectory profiles for each user and segment of the game. Here, we show that these profiles can be used in a regression model to predict in-game performance both within and between game segments. Additionally, these profiles themselves reveal a trade-off between in-game rewards and risks. Successful identification of predictive environmental units within the game provides insight into the mapping between environmental features and performance, while facilitating the process of procedurally generating new, appropriate content in our adaptive system. We show that rapidly assessed measures of risk are highly predictive of both driving performance and reward rate, providing proof-of-concept evidence for the feasibility of a personalized adaptive learning system for this game. [less ▲]

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See detailPrinciples underlying the design of a cognitive training game as a research framework
Schmück, Emmanuel UL; Flemming, Rory; Schrater, Paul et al

in 2019 11th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications (VS-Games) (2019)

Action video games have great potential as cognitive training instruments for their data collection efficiency over standard testing, their natural motive power, and as they have demonstrated benefits for ... [more ▼]

Action video games have great potential as cognitive training instruments for their data collection efficiency over standard testing, their natural motive power, and as they have demonstrated benefits for broad aspects of cognition. However, commercial video games do not allow researchers full control over games' unique features and parameters while presently available scientific games violate key criteria, generally lack appeal, and do not collect enough data for principled exploration of the game design space. To capitalize on the benefits of action video games and facilitate a systematic, scientific exploration of video games and cognition, we propose the Cognitive Training Game Framework (CTGF). The CTGF addresses criteria that we believe are important for gamifying an experimental environment, such as modularity, accessibility, adaptivity, and variety. By offering the potential to collect large data sets and to systematically explore scientific hypotheses in a controlled environment, the resulting framework will make significant contributions to cognitive training research. [less ▲]

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