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The purpose of this research is to show how wearable eye-tracking technology can be employed to assess and enhance classroom management skills by analyzing the instructors’ eye movements in a university. The research also aimed to evaluate the instructors’ gestures by recording with a video camera synchronized with the eye-tracking data. The findings showed that the wearable eye tracker gives informative feedback about the visual attention of the instructors. It provided meaningful data by video recordings and Retrospective Think Aloud sessions. Also, it demonstrated how the instructors interacted with classroom technology. Consequently, the wearable eye tracker and video-camera together could be used by Teaching/Learning Centers to improve instructors’ classroom management skills and to observe their interaction with instructional technologies.

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Coskun, A., Cagiltay, K. Investigation of classroom management skills by using eye-tracking technology. Educ Inf Technol 26, 2501–2522 (2021).

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