Eye tracking is a tool used in educational research in order to understand the knowledge process, cognitive load on students, and teaching methods. The results help design and improve the learning environment.
Eye tracking can capture interesting insights about student learning behavior and teaching methods in a broad range of educational situations. The data from an eye tracker can reveal different learning strategies for researchers to better understand student cognitive workload. This information can also be used to evaluate teacher performance and instruction methods.
By understanding the classroom dynamics, including interaction between students and teachers, researchers can define appropriate training programs and instructions in order to improve education.
Eye tracking was used in this preliminary research study by Kennesaw State University to investigate student gaze patterns during physical science lectures. It discovered that classroom attention is impacted by various factors throughout the duration of the lecture. Read more
Eye tracking was used in a visual communication research project on information concerning potable water. Researchers from Western Kentucky University investigated the effectiveness of visual design on instructional materials intended to educate West African residents about personal and public water use, water pollution and conservation. Read more