Hint systems may negatively impact performance in educational games

@inproceedings{ORourke2014HintSM,
  title={Hint systems may negatively impact performance in educational games},
  author={Eleanor O'Rourke and Christy Ballweber and Zoran Popovic},
  booktitle={L@S},
  year={2014}
}
Video games are increasingly recognized as a compelling platform for instruction that could be leveraged to teach students at scale. Hint systems that provide personalized feedback to students in real time are a central component of many effective interactive learning environments, however little is known about how hints impact player behavior and motivation in educational games. In this work, we study the effectiveness of hints by comparing four designs based on successful hint systems in… CONTINUE READING

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