Assessing the Need of Augmenting Video Lectures with Supporting Information

  • Gaurav Kumar Singh
  • Abhay Doke
  • Varun Kumar
  • Savita Bhat
  • Niranjan Pedanekar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8523)


Massively Online Open Courses (MOOCs) consist of online video lectures delivered by experts. Learner drop-out is a major concern for MOOCs. Early drop-outs are often associated with cognitive overload partially caused by unfamiliarity of concepts being taught. In such cases, the course can be augmented with supporting information such as definition and explanation for concepts. In this paper, we propose a metric quantifying the need for augmentation of individual concepts as a course progresses. We examine the metric using a MOOC course. We also present a preliminary experiment with 36 undergraduate students on using such augmentation.


MOOCs Education Augmentation Metric e-learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaurav Kumar Singh
    • 1
  • Abhay Doke
    • 1
  • Varun Kumar
    • 1
  • Savita Bhat
    • 1
  • Niranjan Pedanekar
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems Research Lab, Tata Research Development and Design CentreTata Consultancy ServicesPuneIndia

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