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Real-time mutual gaze perception enhances collaborative learning and collaboration quality

  • Bertrand SchneiderEmail author
  • Roy Pea
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Abstract

In this paper we present the results of an eye-tracking study on collaborative problem-solving dyads. Dyads remotely collaborated to learn from contrasting cases involving basic concepts about how the human brain processes visual information. In one condition, dyads saw the eye gazes of their partner on the screen; in a control group, they did not have access to this information. Results indicated that this real-time mutual gaze perception intervention helped students achieve a higher quality of collaboration and a higher learning gain. Implications for supporting group collaboration are discussed.

Keywords

Collaborative learning Awareness tool Eye-tracking 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We gratefully acknowledge grant support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for this work from the LIFE Center (NSF #0835854).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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