Associative Media Learning With Smartwatches

Sebastian Rödling*, Daniel Biedermann, Jan Schneider, H.J. Drachsler

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We report the results of a study that investigated the usage of a consumer-grade smartwatch for associative media learning. In a study with 29 participants, we investigated the effects of learning the Morse code alphabet purely visual versus learning with an associated vibration pattern. Our results show a trend that participants who received the vibration stimulus in addition to the visual stimulus learned faster and retained more knowledge than the group who learned using only the visualization, as measured by two post-tests one and three days after the learning took place.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2020)
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering Education for the Future in a Multicultural and Smart World
EditorsAlberto Cardoso, Gustavo R. Alves, Maria Teresa Restivo
Place of PublicationDanvers, MA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0930-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0931-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference 2020 - Online, University of Coimbra, University of Porto and Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020


ConferenceIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference 2020
Abbreviated titleIEEE EDUCON 2020
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  • Smartwatch


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