Authoring Game-Based Adaptive Units of Learning with IMS Learning Design and <e-Adventure>

Daniel Burgos*, Pablo Moreno-Ger, José Luis Sierra, Baltasar Fernández Manjón, Rob Koper

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    Electronic games and simulations (eGames) are a valuable support for adaptive learning. This adaptation can be based on different inputs, such as the user´s performance, behaviour or cognitive load. Both adaptation and eGames can be modelled with IMS Learning Design or integrated from an external resource. In this article we show the relation between IMS Learning Design and the <e-Adventure> Project when it comes to authoring adaptive Units of Learning integrated with eGames. We first describe the challenges of this objective and the several different solutions on authoring and integration. We also describe the content-centered authoring approach in <e-Adventure>, and the need for a communication service with IMS LD that makes a bi-directional influence on the user’s adaptive learning experience. At the end, we describe a practical example that illustrates how an adaptive IMS LD Unit of Learning with an integrated <e-Adventure> eGame is developed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)252-268
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Journal of Learning Technology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2007


    • Authoring
    • Adaptive learning
    • IMS Learning Design
    • <e Adventure>


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