Designers of Different Cognitive Styles Editing E-Learning Materials Studied by Monitoring Physiological and Other Data Simultaneously

  • Károly Hercegfi
  • Olga Csillik
  • Éva Bodnár
  • Judit Sass
  • Lajos Izsó
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5639)


At the Corvinus University of Budapest, a series of experiments was performed, applying the INTERFACE testing methodology developed by researchers of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. This methodology is capable of recording data characterizing the user’s current mental effort derived from Heart Period Variability (HPV) and the user’s emotional state indicated by Skin Conductance (SC) parameterssimultaneously and synchronized with other characteristics of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The current experiments aim to study how the teachers (electronic curriculum designers, developers) themselves use the e-learning development tools to design and edit a new piece of e-learning material.


Cognitive styles analytic and holistic types e-learning Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle usability testing and evaluation empirical methods Heart Period Variability (HPV) Skin Conductance (SC) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Károly Hercegfi
    • 1
  • Olga Csillik
    • 2
  • Éva Bodnár
    • 2
  • Judit Sass
    • 2
  • Lajos Izsó
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ergonomics and PsychologyBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Institute of Behavioural Sciences and Theory of CommunicationCorvinus University of BudapestBudapestHungary

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