IFeL Laboratory for Technology-Based Learning (TBL Laboratory)
The eye trackers can be used to determine where and for how long learners look (e.g. on a screen) and what they concentrate on. The facial expression allows conclusions to be drawn about emotions such as curiosity, interest, frustration or confusion.
In experiments and field trials we combine eye trackers with the measurement of facial expression. This way we not only know what students are looking at, but also what emotional meaning it has for them. This is of great importance for learning, improving learning materials and adapting learning content to the needs of students. The insights gained will be implemented in future learning opportunities.
Our TBL laboratory also has a test environment for several Virtual Reality headsets. Our devices allow the creation of virtual (learning) environments in which several people can work interactively on one task. In a current research project we investigate the potential of Virtual Reality in distance learning (project VIRLA).
Cloud Servers for R&D
IFEL Team have 2 cloud servers on Switch Engine that are used for research and development purposes:
- Moodle for Development Server is being used to test new plugins and versions of Moodle to understand new functions and tools available, and how they can be integrated into the adaptive learning research.
- Moodle for Research Server is used to analyze log files from productive servers. Student data and logs can be examined to understand student behavior and efficiency of the tools.