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Classquake: Measuring students' attentiveness in the classroom

Höver, Kai Michael and Mühlhäuser, Max :
Classquake: Measuring students' attentiveness in the classroom.
IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM) IEEE
[Conference or Workshop Item] , (2015)

Abstract

Many studies report a decline of student attentiveness during lectures. Reasons for such declines of attentiveness are increasing fatigue and decreasing concentration having strong influence on the effectiveness of lectures and students' retention. In such situations, it is recommended to change the teaching method or to interrupt the lecture by short breaks. For the lecturer, however, it is difficult to predict and recognize a decline of attention while teaching. Measurements of attentiveness are either based on physiological measures or observational measures. Both are neither reliable nor practical for lecture hall settings. To address this problem, we propose a system called 'Classquake' that uses students' smartphones as decentralized sensors to measure their activity and attentiveness during lectures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2015
Creators: Höver, Kai Michael and Mühlhäuser, Max
Title: Classquake: Measuring students' attentiveness in the classroom
Language: German
Abstract:

Many studies report a decline of student attentiveness during lectures. Reasons for such declines of attentiveness are increasing fatigue and decreasing concentration having strong influence on the effectiveness of lectures and students' retention. In such situations, it is recommended to change the teaching method or to interrupt the lecture by short breaks. For the lecturer, however, it is difficult to predict and recognize a decline of attention while teaching. Measurements of attentiveness are either based on physiological measures or observational measures. Both are neither reliable nor practical for lecture hall settings. To address this problem, we propose a system called 'Classquake' that uses students' smartphones as decentralized sensors to measure their activity and attentiveness during lectures.

Title of Book: IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM)
Publisher: IEEE
Uncontrolled Keywords: - ALW - Area Ambient Learning & Knowledge Work;- ALW: Digital Lecture Hall (DLH);E-Learning
Divisions: Department of Computer Science > Telecooperation
Department of Computer Science
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 12:59
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2015-1316
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