Journal article

Fitbit for learning: Towards capturing the learning experience using wearable sensing

MN Giannakos, K Sharma, S Papavlasopoulou, IO Pappas, V Kostakos

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

The assessment of learning during class activities mostly relies on standardized questionnaires to evaluate the efficacy of the learning design elements. However, standardized questionnaires pose additional strain on students, do not provide “temporal” information during the learning experience, require considerable effort and language competence, and sometimes are not appropriate. To overcome these challenges, we propose using wearable devices, which allow for continuous and unobtrusive monitoring of physiological parameters during learning. In this paper we set out to quantify how well we can infer students’ learning experience from wrist-worn devices capturing physiological data. We colle..

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Grants

Awarded by Norwegian Research Council under the project FUTURE LEARNING


Awarded by Norwegian Research Council under the project Xdesign


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank all the participants of this study. This work was carried out during the tenure of an ERCIM "Alain Bensoussan" Fellowship Programme. This work has received funding from the Norwegian Research Council under the project FUTURE LEARNING (number: 255129/H20) and Xdesign (290994/ F20).