Dynamics of Affective States During MOOC Learning

  • Xiang Xiao
  • Phuong Pham
  • Jingtao WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10331)


We investigate the temporal dynamics of learners’ affective states (e.g., engagement, boredom, confusion, frustration, etc.) during video-based learning sessions in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in a 22-participant user study. We also show the feasibility of predicting learners’ moment-to-moment affective states via implicit photoplethysmography (PPG) sensing on unmodified smartphones.


Massive Open Online Courses Intelligent Tutoring Systems Physiological signals Affective computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science and LRDCUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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