The CAdE-games project

The CAdE-ganes project is a research project supported by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The full title of the project is “Towards Cognitive Adaptive Edu-game”. It is an interdisciplinary project involving Computer Scientists, Engineers, and cognitive psychologists (see people involved). The first purpose of this project is to investigate the cognitive processing involved in educational games and its impact on learning. The second purpose is to investigate how we can influence these cognitive processes by using adaptive techniques. More in particular we investigate the impact of the emotional status of a tutor-avatar on the learning effect, as well as the motivational aspects of learning by manipulating task difficulty and attainability of goals.