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Studying Stress on e-Learning Users

  • Davide Carneiro
  • Sérgio Gonçalves
  • Paulo Novais
  • José Neves
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8154)

Abstract

E-Learning, much like any other communication processes, has been significantly shaped by technological evolution. In its original form, e-Learning aimed to bring the education closer to people, making it more modular and personalized. However, in reality, we observe that it represents a separation between student and teacher, simplifying this relationship to the exchange of ”text-based messages”, leaving aside all the important contextual richness of the classroom. We are addressing this issue by devising a contextual layer for e-Learning platforms. Particularly, in this paper we describe a solution to convey information about the level of stress of the students so that the teacher can take better and more informed decisions concerning the management of the learning process.

Keywords

Stress Behavioural Analysis Moodle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Carneiro
    • 1
  • Sérgio Gonçalves
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 1
  • José Neves
    • 1
  1. 1.CCTC/Department of InformaticsUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal

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