Prototypical Design of Learner Support Materials Based on the Analysis of Non-verbal Elements in Presentation

  • Kiyota Hashimoto
  • Kazuhiro Takeuchi
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 14)


There is a growing need for a well-designed learner support system for presentation in English, particularly in non-English-speaking countries. We have developed a prototype of comprehensive learning support system of basic presentation that consists of several modules including digital contents of preliminary tutorials, an interactive aide for organizing a presentation and its corresponding slides, semi-automatic evaluation estimation, and a online review of recorded presentations. After trials, it has been clear that non-verbal aspects has to be extensively supported by such a system. In this study, we made an extensive observation and analysis of available professional and learner presentations, and extracted significant non-verbal elements in those presentations. Then, we designed learner support materials for non-verbal aspects, based on a non-verbal ontology we also designed. It is expected that the implementation of those materials will let learners to learn more effectively how to make and conduct a presentation.


Online Review Prototypical Design Presentation Skill Learner Presentation Task Ontology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Humanities and Social SciencesOsaka Prefecture UniversitySakaiJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Information and Communication EngineeringOsaka Electro-Communication UniversityNeyagawaJapan

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