Eye tracking technology for learning and education

Hsueh Chih Chen*, Hwei Der Lai, Fa Chung Chiu

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The purpose of this article is to canvass the advantages of using eye-tracking technologies for applications in learning and education. More than 80% of the course of human cognitive processing is based on information acquired from visual modals. Eye movement plays an unrivaled role in inferring a given individual internal state. Recent developments in eye tracking technology have shown a powerful natural and real-time measuring for cognition, emotion, and motivation. This is evidenced from a wide range of reported studies and researches. We reviewed the representative research of reading, problem-solving, teaching, affect disposition, and other issues by displaying how eye-tracking technology can support advanced studies on mental processes. In addition, basic mechanical concepts, indicators, operation methods, and data analysis for the use of eye-tracking technology were introduced and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-68
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Research in Education Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec


  • Education
  • Eye tracking
  • Fixation time
  • Learning
  • Saccade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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