Modeling Student’s Mood during an Online Self-assessment Test

  • C. N. Moridis
  • Anastasios A. Economides
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 19)


Student’s emotional state is crucial during learning. When a student is in a very negative mood, learning is unlikely to occur. On the other hand too positive mood can also impair learning. Thus a key issue for instructional technology is to recognize student’s mood, so as to be able to provide appropriate feedback. This paper introduces a model of student’s mood during an online self-assessment test. The model was evaluated using data emanated from experiments with 153 high school students from 3 different regions of Greece. The results confirm the model’s ability to estimate a student’s mood.


computerized testing computer based assessment affective computing affective learning modeling mood mood recognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. N. Moridis
    • 1
  • Anastasios A. Economides
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Systems DepartmentUniversity of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece

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