AbstractsComputer Science

Is explanation overrated?

by Eric Hörberg

Institution: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Year: 2015
Keywords: Natural Sciences; Computer and Information Science; Computer Science; Naturvetenskap; Data- och informationsvetenskap; Datavetenskap (datalogi)
Record ID: 1328598
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157513


School results are dropping in Sweden and actions are taken by the swedish government to prevent it. This report questions these actions.With a parallel between school and video games, in that they are both about teaching a student/player how to do something, a game is made to test how further explanation of the games mechanics affects the players ability to learn about them. The results are in line with other studies, overexplaining is hurting the players ability to learn about the game.