e5Learning (enhanced exploitation of eyes for effective eLearning) is a prototype e-learning environment based on eye tracking and characterized by three key functionalities:
(1) detection of basic user activities, such as reading text and observing multimedia content, in order to maintain a "history" of user actions and guide the student in the learning process; (2) generation of additional contents depending on the context (e.g. textual or multimedia descriptions shown when the user is reading a specific portion of text, so as to limit the simultaneous presentation of too much information); (3) recognition of stress, high workload and tiredness states in the user, using physiological data obtainable from the eye tracker (pupil size, blink rate, fixation frequency and speed, saccade speed).
A paper on e5Learning, by Marco Porta, has been firstly presented as a poster at CHI 2008 in Florence, Italy, April 5-10, 2008. Another paper, by Clara Calvi, Marco Porta and Dario Sacchi has been be presented at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2008) in Santander, Spain, July 1-5, 2008.
You can also download the poster prepared for CHI 2008 (PDF file, A4 size adaptation, 887 KB) and the presentation prepared for ICALT 2008, which also includes some videos (Windows executable file, 19.6 MB).
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