Two-Way Gaze Sharing in Remote Teaching

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On-line teaching situations where a tutor and their students are remote from each other mean that contact between them is reduced compared with teaching in a classroom. We report an initial study of two-way gaze sharing between a tutor and a group of students, who were in different locations. A 45-min class consisted of an introductory lecture followed by an exercise in using two software tools, one for building an experiment and the other for analysis of the data collected. The tutor went through an exercise step by step and the students followed. This was run twice with four students on each run. The tutor had a view of the students’ desktops with their gaze markers overlaid and each student had a view of the tutor’s desktop and gaze marker. Students found seeing the tutor’s gaze marker helpful during the exercise but distracting when reading the text on the lecture slides. The tutor found the view of the students’ gaze point helpful as an indicator of their current object of attention when giving assistance to individuals.


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  • University of Tampere
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Pedagogical Work
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019
Subtitle of host publication17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Paphos, Cyprus, September 2–6, 2019, Proceedings
EditorsDavid Lamas, Fernando Loizides, Lennart Nacke, Helen Petrie, Marco Winckler, Panayiotis Zaphiris
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-29384-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-29383-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug 25
Publication categoryResearch
EventINTERACT2019: 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer INteraction - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 2019 Sep 22019 Sep 6

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


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