Presentation Trainer: Polishing your communication skills

Jan Schneider*, Dirk Börner, Peter Van Rosmalen, Marcus Specht

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    The paper presents the evolution of Presentation Trainer, a prototypi- cal sensor-based toolkit that works as a public speaking instructor. It tracks the learner’s body posture, movements and voice in order to provide instructional feedback on nonverbal communication skills. Based on our design-based re- search the current version of the Presentation Trainer is able to provide the learner with the type of feedback that it considers to be appropriate according to the learner’s performance; it includes haptic feedback helping to reduce the learner’s cognitive load.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDesign for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World
    Subtitle of host publication10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain, September 15-18, 2015, Proceedings
    EditorsGráinne Conole, Tomaž Klobučar, Christoph Rensing, Johannes Konert, Elise Lavoué
    Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-24258-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-24257-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event10th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning EC-TEL 2015: Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World - Toledo, Spain
    Duration: 15 Sept 201518 Sept 2015

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)


    Conference10th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning EC-TEL 2015
    Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2015
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    • Sensor-based Learning
    • Immediate Feedback
    • Demonstration


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