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TRACKING STUDENTS’ EYE MOVEMENTS WHEN READING EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ON MOBILE PHONES: A CASE OF A LUGANDA LITERARY TEXT

TitleTRACKING STUDENTS’ EYE MOVEMENTS WHEN READING EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ON MOBILE PHONES: A CASE OF A LUGANDA LITERARY TEXT
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsKabugo, D, Muyinda, PBirevu, Masagazi, MF, Mugagga, AMuwagga, Mulumba, MBwanika
Conference NameSouth Africa International Conference on Education 2015
KeywordsActive Experimentation, Discourse Analysis., Emerging Technologies, Experiential Learning, Eye-Trackers, Learning Artifacts, Reading
Abstract

Although eye-tracking technologies such as Tobii (T60/T120/TX) and Eye-Tribe are steadily becoming ubiquitous, many teachers do not have experiences as yet to exploit the pedagogical affordances of these technologies. When used in a sound manner, Emerging Technologies (ETs) can leverage the design of pedagogical activities that can transform teaching and learning practices (Ng'ambi, 2013). This paper emerges from a semester-long (17 weeks) study which followed a Design Based Research (DBR) approach and deployed qualitative techniques to cultivate the experiences of 68 Luganda language teacher-trainees at Makerere University in utilizing different ETs for the purposes of transforming their students’ learning. The study was guided by Kolb (1984)’s Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) and Reeves (2006)’s model of conducting research in authentic e-learning contexts. This paper examines an Active Experimentation (AE) which the participants conducted as they utilized Tobii-T120 together with Tobii Studio 2.0.x to track and analyze students’ eye movements when reading an excerpt of a Luganda literary text (Zinunula Omunaku) on smart phones.

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