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Revue internationale des technologies en pédagogie universitaire

International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education

Shaping learners’ attention in Massive Open Online Courses

Canaliser l'attention des apprenants dans les MOOCs
Kshitij Sharma - Computer Human Interaction in Learning and Instruction, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Daniela Caballero - Pontificia Universidad Católica, CHILE
Himanshu Verma - Computer Human Interaction in Learning and Instruction, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Patrick Jermann - Center for Digital Education, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Pierre Dillenbourg - Computer Human Interaction in Learning and Instruction, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
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Abstract

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

DOI : https://doi.org/10.18162/ritpu-2015-v12n1-06

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