Investigating Real-time Predictors of Engagement: Implications for Adaptive Videogames and Online Training

  title={Investigating Real-time Predictors of Engagement: Implications for Adaptive Videogames and Online Training},
  author={David J. Sharek and Eric N. Wiebe},
  journal={Int. J. Gaming Comput. Mediat. Simulations},
  • D. SharekE. Wiebe
  • Published 2015
  • Business, Psychology
  • Int. J. Gaming Comput. Mediat. Simulations
Engagement is a worthwhile psychological construct to examine in the context of video games and online training. In this context, previous research suggests that the more engaged a person is, the more likely they are to experience overall positive affect while performing at a high level. This research builds on theories of engagement, Flow Theory, and Cognitive Load Theory, to operationalize engagement in terms of cognitive load, affect, and performance. An adaptive algorithm was then developed… 

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