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Halszka Jarodzka - Using eye tracking to understand the learning process - 09/03/2017

About the lecture

Learning is an ongoing process, in which we take in a lot of information via our eyes. Hence, large parts of this process rely on what we actually look at. An eye tracker is an apparatus that enables us to measure where someone looks at, for how long and in which order. In this lecture, I will present three application areas of eye tracking to understand learning and facilitate its instruction. First, eye tracking can help us to improve the instructional design of computer-based learning and testing material. Second, eye tracking sheds light onto the development of expertise within professions that strongly rely upon visual information. Third, eye tracking can also be used directly as a learning tool to guide learners’ attention. In that, I will show that eye tracking is not only a research tool, but shows potential to enter our educational practice.

About the speaker

Dr. Halszka Jarodzka is an assistant professor at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands, where she chairs the research group “Learning and expertise development: Processing of information-rich environments”. She is also a visiting scholar at the eye tracking laboratory of the Humanities Lab at Lund University, Sweden. Moreover, Halszka is coordinator and founder of the SIG 27 “Online measures of learning processes” of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Her research interests lie in the use of eye tracking to understand and improve learning, instruction, and expertise development.

 

 

Practical

09/03/2017, 18:00 - 21:00 'o clock, aula E.207

Participation is free, but online registration is mandatory. 

Afterwards, there will be a reception in the Agora bar.