Evaluation Method of e-Learning Materials by α-Wave and β-Wave of EEG

  • Michiko Anse
  • Tsutomu Tabe
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4558)


In e-Learning study, the materials are the only environment. Therefore, the influence which these have on a students’ emotion has big influence on progress of study. The purpose of this study, from a standpoint of making easyto- follow e-Learning materials, is to construct the foundation for a methodology to evaluate the materials from emotional aspect. At first we re-corded the basic EEG during mental calculation. Second, we tested two different levels of materials which had 3 important learning points. We recorded subjects’ EEG, then analyzed and compared with the basic EEGs. The result suggested us that at the learning point, where the α-wave power was greater than the basic one and the β-wave was less than it , the content was not able to understand.


Evaluation Point Instructional Design Difficulty Level Verbal Report Occipital Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michiko Anse
    • 1
  • Tsutomu Tabe
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University, 5-10-1, Fuchinobe, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, 229-8558Japan

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