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Augmenting the Senses: A Review on Sensor-Based Learning Support

Welten Institute, Open University of the Netherlands, 177 Valkenburgerweg, Heerlen 6419AT, The Netherlands
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Sensors 2015, 15(2), 4097-4133;
Received: 24 November 2014 / Accepted: 29 January 2015 / Published: 11 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue HCI In Smart Environments)
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In recent years sensor components have been extending classical computer-based support systems in a variety of applications domains (sports, health, etc.). In this article we review the use of sensors for the application domain of learning. For that we analyzed 82 sensor-based prototypes exploring their learning support. To study this learning support we classified the prototypes according to the Bloom’s taxonomy of learning domains and explored how they can be used to assist on the implementation of formative assessment, paying special attention to their use as feedback tools. The analysis leads to current research foci and gaps in the development of sensor-based learning support systems and concludes with a research agenda based on the findings. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensors; feedback; sensor-based learning support sensors; feedback; sensor-based learning support
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Schneider, J.; Börner, D.; Van Rosmalen, P.; Specht, M. Augmenting the Senses: A Review on Sensor-Based Learning Support. Sensors 2015, 15, 4097-4133.

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