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Exploring the usage of thermal imaging for understanding video lecture designs and students' experiences

N Srivastava, S Nawaz, JM Lodge, E Velloso, S Erfani, J Bailey

LAK '20: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge | ACM | Published : 2020


Video is becoming a dominant medium for the delivery of educational material. Despite the widespread use of video for learning, there is still a lack of understanding about how best to help people learn in this medium. This study demonstrates the use of thermal camera as compared to traditional self-reported methods for assessing learners' cognitive load while watching video lectures of different styles. We evaluated our approach in a study with 78 university students viewing two variants of short video lectures on two different topics. To incorporate subjective measures, the students reported on mental effort, interest, prior knowledge, confidence, and challenge. Moreover, through a physica..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Dr Eduardo Velloso is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award (Project Number.: DE180100315) funded by the Australian Government. Namrata Srivastava and Sadia Nawaz are supported by Melbourne Research Scholarship.