A Game-Based Adaptive Unit of Learning with IMS Learning Design and <e-Adventure>

D. Burgos Solans, Pablo Moreno Ger, José Luis Sierra, Baltasar Fernández-Manjón

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    Abstract. In this paper we illustrate how to conceive, implement and play adaptive Units of Learning (UoLs) that embed educational videogames while adopting a by example approach. For this purpose we describe The Art & Craft of chocolate UoL, with the game Paniel and the chocolate-based sauce adventure as a key feature. This game introduces learners to the preparation of chocolate sauces and the marrying of such sauces with different dishes. The UoL includes a preliminary test to measure the learner’s prior knowledge on the subject. The outcome of this test is used to adapt the game. Finally, the UoL also assesses the learning process according to an in-game exam. This UoL has been modeled using IMS Learning Design (LD), and the embedded game has been developed using the <e-Adventure> educational game engine. This UoL may be deployed in any LD-compliant environment, although some of the features like the adaptation of the game or automatic assessment require special plug-ins that enable the communication between the environment and the <e-Adventure> engine. These plug-ins have been developed as an open-source modification of the SLeD player.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication Creating New Learning Experience on a Global Scale
    EditorsE. Duval, R. Klamma , M. Wolpers
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    PublisherSpringer Heidelberg
    Pages247- 261
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-75195-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-75194-6
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2008
    Event2nd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning - Crete, Greece
    Duration: 17 Sept 200720 Sept 2007

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


    Conference2nd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
    Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2007
    Internet address


    • edutainment
    • adaptive e-learning
    • <e-Adventure>
    • IMS Learning Design


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