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Abstract Title: Following Student Gaze Patterns in Lectures
Abstract: This study investigates the gaze patterns of undergraduate college students attending a lecture-based physical science class to better understand the relationships between gaze and focus patterns and student attention during class. The investigators used a new eye-tracking product; Tobii Glasses.  The glasses eliminate the need for subjects to focus on a computer screen or carry around a backpack-sized recording device, thus enabling the ability to investigate a broader range of research questions.  This investigation includes what students focus on in the classroom (i.e. demonstrations, instructor, notes, board work, and presentations) during a normal lecture, what diverts attention away from being on task as well as what keeps a subject on task. We report on the findings from 8 subjects during lectures designed for future elementary school teachers.
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: David Rosengrant
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
and Co-Presenter(s)
Doug Hearrington, Kennesaw State University
Danielle Keeble, Kennesaw State University
Kerriann Alvarado, Dutchtown Middle School