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Eye Tracking Technology for Learning and Education Author: Hsueh-Chih Chen(Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, National Taiwan Normal University),Hwei-Der Lai(Department of Psychology, Fo Guang University),Fa-Chung Chiu(Department of Psychology and Social Work, National Defense University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 55, No. 4
Date:December 2010


The purpose of this article is to canvass the advantages of using eye-tracking technologies for applications in learning and education. More than 80% of the course of human cognitive processing is based on information acquired from visual modals. Eye movement plays an unrivaled role in inferring a given individual internal state. Recent developments in eye tracking technology have shown a powerful natural and real-time measuring for cognition, emotion, and motivation. This is evidenced from a wide range of reported studies and researches. We reviewed the representative research of reading, problem-solving, teaching, affect disposition, and other issues by displaying how eye-tracking technology can support advanced studies on mental processes. In addition, basic mechanical concepts, indicators, operation methods, and data analysis for the use of eye-tracking technology were introduced and discussed.

Keywords:education, eye tracking, saccade, learning, fixation time

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APA FormatChen, H.-C., Lai, H.-D., & Chiu, F.-C. (2010). Eye Tracking Technology for Learning and Education. Journal of Research in Education Sciences, 55(4), 39-68. doi:10.3966/2073753X2010125504002