Assess and Enhancing Attention in Learning Activities

  • Dalila Durães
  • Javier Bajo
  • Paulo Novais
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 715)


The rapid progress of technologies has enabled the development of innovative environment in learning activities when the student used computer devices with access to Internet. The goal of this paper is to propose an ambient intelligent (AmI) system, directed at the teacher that indicates the level of attention of the students in the class when it requires the use of the computer connected to the Internet. This AmI system captures, measures, and supervises the interaction of each student with the computer (or laptop) and indicates the level of attention of students in the activities proposed by the teacher. When the teacher has big class, he/she can visualize in real time the level of engagement of the students in the proposed activities and act accordingly when necessary. Measurements of attention level are obtained by a proposed model, and user for training a decision support system that in a real scenario makes recommendations for the teachers so as to prevent undesirable behaviour and change the learning styles.


Ambient intelligent system Learning activities Attentiveness Learning styles Innovative environment 



This work has been supported by COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UID/CEC/00319/2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceTechnical University of MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Algoritmi CenterMinho UniversityBragaPortugal
  3. 3.CIICESI, ESTGF, Polytechnic Institute of PortoFelgueirasPortugal

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