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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

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.

Published: 2015-12-21

DOI : https://doi.org/10.18162/ritpu-2015-v12n12-06

Sharma, K.; Caballero, D.; Verma, H.; Jermann, P.; Dillenbourg, P. (2015). Shaping learners’ attention in Massive Open Online Courses. Revue internationale des technologies en pédagogie universitaire, 12(1-2), 52-61. https://doi.org/10.18162/ritpu-2015-v12n12-06