Procedural Content Generation as an Opportunity to Foster Collaborative Mindful Learning

Gillian Smith, Casper Harteveld. Procedural Content Generation as an Opportunity to Foster Collaborative Mindful LearningProceedings of the Workshop on Games for Learning, co-located with Foundations of Digital Games 2013, Chania, Crete, May 16, 2013.

Abstract

The use of procedural content generation (PCG) is increasingly explored in game design. Yet so far, few have explored its use from a learning perspective. In this paper we describe how PCG provides for an opportunity for fostering collaborative mindful learning. The increase in content variety due to PCG has the potential to make players more mindful about the educational content and create incentives to discuss the content between players. We encourage scholars to investigate this interesting intersection of two research communities—PCG and educational games—and also consider other potential impact that comes from understanding how players communicate about generated content.

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