We present an eye-tracking study in the context of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) videos. We propose to use a pre-test as a way of priming students about the video content before they watch the video. In this study, we used two versions of the same pre-test: textual and schema based. The results show that priming has an effect on the learning gain as well as the gaze patterns of students as they watch the videos; the type of priming has an effect on whether students spend more time looking at textual or schema video elements.
Available online: 2015-12-21
Sharma, K., Caballero, D., Verma, H., Jermann, P., & Dillenbourg, P. (2015). Shaping learners’ attention in Massive Open Online Courses. International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education, 12(1), 52-61. https://doi.org/10.18162/ritpu-2015-v12n1-06