Title: Design of an emotion aware e-learning system

Authors: Michalis Feidakis; Thanasis Daradoumis; Santi Caballé; Jordi Conesa

Addresses: Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of Aegean, Administration Building, University Hill, 81100 Mytilene, Greece ' Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of Aegean, Administration Building, University Hill, 81100 Mytilene, Greece; Department of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications, Open University of Catalonia, Rambla Poblenou, 15608018 Barcelona, Spain ' Department of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication, Open University of Catalonia, Rambla Poblenou, 15608018 Barcelona, Spain ' Department of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication, Open University of Catalonia, Rambla Poblenou, 15608018 Barcelona, Spain

Abstract: Sense and analysis of user's emotions has appeared in the focus of the research agenda during the last decade with many applications, especially in learning. The latter is informed by the study of emotions that has been attained for many years. In the current paper, we first review prominent theories and models of learning with respect to student's emotions and emotion recognition technologies and then we analyse the design of a system endowed with emotion awareness features. Part of the work we present, is based on the results of a pilot CSCL project, named emot-project. In our last section, we define an agenda for future work.

Keywords: affective computing; affective feedback; emotion analysis; emotional awareness; design; detection; e-learning; knowledge; measurement; sentiment analysis; student emotions; emotion recognition; electronic learning; online learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2012.051676

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2012 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.219 - 238

Available online: 26 Jan 2013 *

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