I am new to IF, attracted to it mostly due to its tremendous potential as a tool to create engaging learning experiences in higher education.
Is there any academic on this forum who has tried to do research on IF? The kind of experimental research, for example, where student experience of the already existing IF games is studied to investigate a particular phenomenon related to a particular academic domain or an aspect of learning (e.g. cognition, affect)? I am thinking of doing experiments with my students whereby they play some of the IFComp winners to see how they react. I am based in South East Asia, and it appears that there is no exposure to IF in this part of the world. So this experimental work may give me interesting insights.