Introducing Eye Movement Modeling Examples for Programming Education and the Role of Teacher's Didactic Guidance

S.N. Emhardt, H.M. Jarodzka, S. Brand - Gruwel, Christian Drumm, Tamara van Gog

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Abstract

In this article, we introduce how eye-tracking technology might become a promising tool to teach programming skills, such as debugging with ‘Eye Movement Modeling Examples’ (EMME). EMME are tutorial videos that visualize an expert's (e.g., a programming teacher's) eye movements during task performance to guide students’ attention, e.g., as a moving dot or circle. We first introduce the general idea behind the EMME method and present studies that showed first promising results regarding the benefits of EMME to support programming education. However, we argue that the instructional design of EMME varies notably across them, as evidence-based guidelines on how to create effective EMME are often lacking. As an example, we present our ongoing research on the effects of different ways to instruct the EMME model prior to video creation. Finally, we highlight open questions for future investigations that could help improving the design of EMME for (programming) education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationETRA '20 Short Papers
Subtitle of host publicationACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-7134-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Event( Cancelled)2020 Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 2 Jun 20205 Jun 2020
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3379156

Symposium

Symposium( Cancelled)2020 Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications
Abbreviated titleETRA '20
CountryGermany
CityStuttgart
Period2/06/205/06/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • Eye Movement Modeling Examples
  • Eye tracking
  • Instructional design
  • Expertise

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