Title: Tracking actual usage: the attention metadata approach
Authors: Wolpers, Martin * ×
Najjar, Jehad *
Verbert, Katrien
Duval, Erik #
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: International Forum of Educational Technology & Society
Series Title: Educational technology and society vol:10 issue:3 pages:106-121
Abstract: The information overload in learning and teaching scenarios is a main hindering factor for efficient and effective
learning. New methods are needed to help teachers and students in dealing with the vast amount of available
information and learning material. Our approach aims to utilize contextualized attention metadata to capture
behavioural information of users in learning contexts that can be used to deal with the information overload in
user centric ways. We introduce a schema and framework for capturing and managing such contextualized
attention metadata in this paper. Schema and framework are designed to enable collecting and merging
observations about the attention users give to content and their contexts. The contextualized attention metadata
schema enables the correlation of the observations, thus reflects the relationships that exists between the user,
her context and the content she works with. We illustrate with a simple demo application how contextualized attention metadata can be collected from several tools, the merging of the data streams into a repository and finally the correlation of the data
ISSN: 1436-4522
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Informatics Section
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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