Keynote speaker Halszka Jarodzka

Her keynote:

“Keeping an eye on learning: How eye tracking can help us to understand and improve learning & instruction”

Learning is not only an outcome, such as a diploma or a degree but rather a process leading to the outcome. One method to study these learning processes is eye-tracking. Eye-tracking measures which information a learner takes in, for how long and in which order. This methodology has increasingly been used over the past decade in Educational Sciences research. In my keynote, I will give a brief overview of the technological background as well as the psychology of visual perception. Then I will focus on how we could use this technology in a meaningful way in educational practice. I will address this by presenting recent research from two perspectives, namely the teacher and the students. From the teachers’ perspective, we have studied how beginning and experienced teachers perceive a classroom full of students and what they struggle with when it comes to classroom management. This has extensively been studied by tracking teachers’ eyes when watching video-recordings, but recently several research groups started studying these processes during actual teaching in real classrooms with eye-tracking. From the students’ perspective, I will show how we can use eye-tracking to better understand how students process learning or testing material and draw conclusions on how we can better design these materials to improve instruction and assessment. I will end by showing the potentials of eye-tracking for educational practice in the future.  

Her CV:

Prof. Dr. Halszka Jarodzka from the Open University of the Netherlands is an international researcher and expert for multimedia and eye tracking.

since 09.19: Full professor of Instructional Design and Online Learning at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen

2017: Researcher of the Year Award of the Open University of the Netherlands

2013: Nomination for the Erik-de-Corte Award of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)