Explore college students' cognitive processing during scientific literacy online assessments with the use of eye tracking technology

Pei Yi Tsai, Ting Ting Yang, Hsiao-Ching She

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Abstract

The present study was to explore undergraduate students' performance and eye movement between two groups (non-science major and science major) on online scientific literacy assessments. The domain of scientific literacy in assessments consisted of identifying scientific questions, explaining phenomena scientifically, and using evidence scientifically. Eye-tracking system was synchronized to collect the indicator data of eye movement while students were engaging in cognitive processing during the assessments. The results showed that the science group students outperformed significantly than their peers in the non-science group on the assessments. Eye movement data further supported that the science group students allocated greater attention and made deeper cognitive processing at area of interest (AOI) on critical web pages compared to the non-science group ones. This study provides empirical evidence that the eye movement behaviors can give an insight into the information processing during scientific literacy online assessments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015
EditorsNian-Shing Chen, Tzu-Chien Liu, Kinshuk, Ronghuai Huang, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Demetrios G. Sampson, Chin-Chung Tsai
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages303-304
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781467373333
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Sep 2015
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2015 - Hualien, Taiwan
Duration: 6 Jul 20159 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: Advanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2015
CountryTaiwan
CityHualien
Period6/07/159/07/15

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Eye movement
  • Scientific literacy

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