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Evaluation of a Parent Training Program for Promoting Filipino Young Children's Number Sense with Number Card Games

  • Cheung, Sum Kwing;McBride-Chang, Catherine
    • Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts
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    • v.5 no.1
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    • pp.39-49
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    • 2015
  • Not all parents are skilled in scaffolding their young children's numeracy learning. The present study investigated the effectiveness of a parent training program in promoting Filipino young children's number sense via card game playing at home. Participants were 161 young children and their parents; families were of a relatively low socioeconomic status. During the 10-week intervention period, parents in the experimental group received training on how to use number game cards to help their children acquire various numeracy concepts; parents in the control group received no special instructions. Children in the experimental group showed greater improvements in their performance on six number sense tasks (namely numeral identification, object counting, rote counting, missing number, numerical magnitude comparison, and addition) over the intervention period than did children in the control group. Findings of the present study suggest that providing simple training to parents on strategies for fostering their young children's number sense at home is important for giving children a good early start in basic number knowledge.

Generation of AI Agent in Imperfect Information Card Games Using MCTS Algorithm: Focused on Hearthstone (MCTS 기법을 활용한 불완전 정보 카드 게임에서의 인공지능 에이전트 생성 : 하스스톤을 중심으로)

  • Oh, Pyeong;Kim, Ji-Min;Kim, Sun-Jeong;Hong, Seokmin
    • Journal of Korea Game Society
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    • v.16 no.6
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    • pp.79-90
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    • 2016
  • Recently, many researchers have paid attention to the improved generation of AI agent in the area of game industry. Monte-Carlo Tree Search(MCTS) is one of the algorithms to search an optimal solution through random search with perfect information, and it is suitable for the purpose of calculating an approximate value to the solution of an equation which cannot be expressed explicitly. Games in Trading Card Game(TCG) genre such as the heartstone has imperfect information because the cards and play of an opponent are not predictable. In this study, MCTS is suggested in imperfect information card games so as to generate AI agents. In addition, the practicality of MCTS algorithm is verified by applying to heartstone game which is currently used.

Implementation of Trump Card Detection and Identification using Template Matching (템플릿 매칭을 이용한 트럼프 카드 검출 및 인식 구현)

  • Lee, Yong-Hwan;Kim, Youngseop
    • Journal of the Semiconductor & Display Technology
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.112-115
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    • 2020
  • Trump cards are used in variable games in households such as poker and blackjack. In many cases, it is able to be helpful to algorithmically identify the playing cards from camera views. In this paper, we provide an approach that detects and identifies the playing card using template matching scheme, and evaluate the results of the provided implementation. For ideal cases, the implemented system provides a 100% success rate for card identification correct. However, non-ideal case of perspective distortion is estimated with 70% success ratio. This work aims to evaluate the effectiveness of augmented reality user interface for an entertainment application like playing card games.

The Study of Leisure Time Use of Older Adults -To seek the Directions of Lifelong Education in Later Life for Homo Hundred- (중·고령층의 여가시간 사용분석 연구 -100세 시대에 대비한 노년교육 방향모색-)

  • Chang, Mi-Ok
    • Journal of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Education
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    • v.27 no.1
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    • pp.203-217
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    • 2015
  • The purpose of the study is to explore leisure time use of older adults and find out relationships between active/passive leisure activities and socioeconomic backgrounds in order to prepare later life for homo hundred. The subjects were 336 adults aged 50 and over in Busan city, Korea. Results are as follows. First, the subjects spent more time in active leisure than passive. But ratio of passive leisure time is getting higher with age. Second, cognitive activities changed from reading, computing, internet to hobbies, card games with age. Third, participation of active leisure activities are related to age and socioeconomic backgrounds. From this study, lifelong education including leisure education should support older adults to redesign their later life for homo hundred. Second, leisure education should focus on increasing the ability of accepting and utilizing leisure opportunities for older adults. Third, the role of lifelong educator should be emphasized to involve education field more actively. Forth, lifelong education institutions should have the knowledge of the purposes and motivations of older adults who participate in order to provide proper programs continuously. The connection between lifelong education and leisure time use and activities would lead later life with the quality of life and active aging.

Analysis and simulator implementation of Mighty, an advanced imperfect information game

  • Lee, Jeongwon;Kim, Kwihoon;Kim, Seung-Hyun
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Computer and Information
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    • v.27 no.1
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    • pp.9-21
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    • 2022
  • Mighty is an imperfect information game, similar to the internationally popular four-player card game Bridge, but more complex in terms of game rules and operation. An environment for exploring and analyzing the strategy of the Mighty Game is required, but compared to the development of many simulators for strategy analysis of other card games such as Bridge, there is no analysis tool for the Mighty Game. Even the definition and understanding of the Mighty game at the academic level is lacking. To solve these problems, this paper systematically defined the procedures and rules of the Mighty Game. And based on this definition, we implemented a simulator that can learn Mighty game and analyze various strategies. For the usability and accessibility of the service, the simulator was developed with JavaScript, and various analysis functions are provided in the web environment. Lastly, comparative analysis with other trick-taking games dealt with in the related research domain showed that the Mighty game has its value as an incomplete information game and that there are many characteristics that make it easy to apply AI-based learning methods.

Analysis of General Characteristics and Structural Characteristics Centering on Offline Board Games (오프라인 보드게임을 중심으로한 일반적 특성과 구조적 특성 분석)

  • Park, Bo-Ra;Lim, Hee-Jung;Lee, Ye-Jin;Yi, Ryun-Jae;Yang, Yeong-Ae
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.17 no.5
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    • pp.234-242
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    • 2017
  • This study selected 60 board games that have a high sales rate and awareness in the board game market, and analyzed 37 board games that were selected through the advice of experts. According to the analysis of general characteristics, there was the highest number of board games that more than 2 people could participate and people from ages 7 to 11 could use, and the most common play time was from 20 minutes to 30 minutes. Also, there was the largest number of board games produced in 2000s, and Germany was the most common producer of board games. Next, the content analysis showed that abstract strategy was the most common game genre, and cognitive domain was the most common in the development area. The analysis based on how to play the game showed that games that had to go through 4 stages were the most common. Card games were the most common form of game, group was the most common in organization form, and reaching goal was most common among result analysis method. According to the analysis of correlation by items, the number of people and work analysis had a statistical correlation, and the playing age, time, and genre had a correlation. The origin of the game and game genre were also correlated to each other, and game form, game genre, organization form, and result analysis had a statistical correlation as well. The purpose of this study is to analyze the board game in terms of structural characteristics and to provide a foundation for future research.

A Pilot Study for Development of the Serious Game Contents for Education in the Elderly Diabetes (노인 당뇨환자 교육용 기능성 게임 콘텐츠 개발을 위한 예비연구)

  • Kim, Yu Jeong
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.18 no.7
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    • pp.184-192
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    • 2017
  • This study was a pilot test of serious educational game content(named Roly Poly 160) designed to enhance self-care by elderly diabetics. Roly Poly 160 was developed in eight steps (literature review, demand survey and consultation, extraction of serious content using games, development of Roly Poly 160, pretest for users, workshop for health care workers, final completion of Roly Poly 160 and user satisfaction survey of Roly Poly 160). Roly Poly 160 is intuitively structured in three modules (self-management, card games, and quiz games) that can be self-managed by the elderly and is designed based on six principles. First, we constructed an intuitive interface considering the age of users. Second, the menu was selected as the main menu for Koreans and calorie learning was made at the same time. Third, the calories and nutrients (carbohydrate, fat, protein, calcium, sodium) of selected foods are analyzed, and all test data recorded in the questionnaire chart are graphically displayed by year, month and week so that the change trends can be grasped at a glance. Fourth, necessary data were saved and output and used as educational data. Fifth, user data are made compatible and aggregated and up to 100 million members can be registered. Sixth, it is designed to be developed as a mobile app if necessary. Using Roly Poly 160, 119 diabetic patients were diagnosed with diabetes, and the satisfaction score was 4.26 out of 5. These findings indicate that Roly Poly 160 is appropriate as a diabetes self-care tool and suggests that there is a possibility to use it as a program to educate people about diabetes in public health centers, hospitals and clinics.

A Research on the Regulations and Perception of Interactive Game in Data Broadcasting: Special Emphasis on the TV-Betting Game (데이터방송 인터랙티브 게임 규제 및 이용자 인식에 관한 연구: 승부게임을 중심으로)

  • Byun, Dong-Hyun;Jung, Moon-Ryul;Bae, Hong-Seob
    • Korean journal of communication and information
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    • v.35
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    • pp.250-291
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    • 2006
  • This study examines the regulatory issues and introduction problems of TV-betting data broadcasts in Korea by in-depth interview with a panel group. TV-betting data broadcast services of card games and horse racing games are widely in use in Europe and other parts of the world. In order to carry out the study, a demo program of TV-betting data broadcast in the OCAP(OpenCableTM Application Platform Specification) system environment, which is the data broadcasting standard for digital cable broadcasts in Korea was exposed to the panel group and then they were interviewed after watching and using the program. The results could be summarized as below. First of all, while TV-betting data broadcasts have many elements of entertainment, the respondents thought that it would be difficult to introduce TV-betting in data broadcasts as in overseas countries largely due to social factors. In addition, in order to introduce TV-betting data broadcasts, they suggested that excessive speculativeness must be suppressed through a series of regulatory system devices, such as by guaranteeing credibility of the media based on safe security systems for transactions, scheduling programs with effective time constraints to prevent the games from running too frequently, limiting the betting values, and by prohibiting access to games through set-top boxes of other data broadcast subscribers. The general consensus was that TV-betting could be considered for gradual introduction within the governmental laws and regulations that would minimize its ill effects. Therefore, the government should formulate long-term regulations and policies for data broadcasts. Once the groundwork is laid for safe introduction of TV-betting on data broadcasts within the boundary of laws and regulations, interactive TV games are expected to be introduced in Korea not only for added functionality of entertainment but also for far-ranging development of data broadcast and new media industries.

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