Title: Orthographic Educational Game for Portuguese Language Countries
Venue: CSEDU 2018
Date: March / 2018
Location: Funchal, Madeira – Portugal
The new orthographic agreement introduces some changes in the vocabulary of the Portuguese language. Although these changes have modified a small percentage of the vocabulary words, people are struggling to adapt to some of the new orthographic rules. Aiming to mitigate this problem using a ludic approach, we developed Orthographic Educational Game (JOE). JOE focuses predominantly on the rules of accents and hyphens. The game is divided into two modes: training and playing. In the playing mode, the current level of knowledge of the player in orthography is checked and measured. In the training mode, each word comes with a hint related to the rule that is being practiced at the moment. The game was evaluated through an experiment with both undergraduates and high school students. The results indicated that more than 80\% of students enjoyed learning orthography through the game-based approach of JOE.