Expertise-related differences in gaze during code debugging

S.N. Emhardt, Ellen Kok, H.M. Jarodzka, Christian Drumm, S. Brand - Gruwel, T.A.J.M. van Gog

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With the growing demand for programming expertise on the labor market, the investigation and optimization of programming education become increasingly relevant. First, this eye-tracking study investigates how experts’ usual gaze patterns differ from those of novices while debugging short computer codes. Second, this study aims to explore how the expert participants change their gaze behavior when being instructed to explain their previous debugging approach didactically. This explorative investigation will help to answer the questions how experts try to make themselves understandable to novices in instructional videos and what features didactic eye movements possess that could guide a learner’s attention.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventEARLI SIG 6-7 meeting: INstructional Design and Technology for 21st Century learning: Challenges, Solutions, and the Future Directions - Bonn, Germany
Duration: 22 Aug 201824 Aug 2018


ConferenceEARLI SIG 6-7 meeting
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