Stand Tall and Raise Your Voice! A Study on the Presentation Trainer

  • Jan SchneiderEmail author
  • Dirk Börner
  • Peter van Rosmalen
  • Marcus Specht
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9307)


The increasing accessibility of sensors has made it possible to create instructional tools able to present immediate feedback to their users. In order to study how this type of instruction can have an effect on learning, we created the Presentation Trainer: a prototype designed to help users to develop their nonverbal communication skills for public speaking. In this paper we present our work in progress on the Presentation Trainer, which includes two user studies. The studies showed that participants would gladly use the Presentation Trainer to prepare for oral presentations, and pointed out to some considerations required for the design of tools able to effectively support a complex learning task through immediate feedback.


Immediate feedback interface Sensor-based learning support Public speaking Design-based research 



The underlying research project is partly funded by the METALOGUE project. METALOGUE is a Seventh Framework Programme collaborative project funded by the European Commission, grant agreement number: 611073 (


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Schneider
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dirk Börner
    • 1
  • Peter van Rosmalen
    • 1
  • Marcus Specht
    • 1
  1. 1.Welten InstituteOpen University of the NetherlandsHeerlenThe Netherlands

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