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    Error detection through mouse movement in an online adaptive learning environment

    De Mooij, Susanne and Raijmakers, M.E.J. and Dumontheil, Iroise and Kirkham, Natasha Z. and van der Maas, H.L.J. (2021) Error detection through mouse movement in an online adaptive learning environment. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 37 (1), pp. 242-252. ISSN 0266-4909.

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    While response time and accuracy indicate overall performance, their value in uncovering cognitive processes underlying learning is limited. A promising online measure designed to track decision-making is computer mouse tracking, where mouse attraction towards different locations may reflect the consideration of alternative response options. Using a speedy arithmetic multiple-choice game in an online adaptive learning environment, we examined whether mouse movements could reflect arithmetic difficulties when error rates are low. Results showed that mouse movements towards alternative responses in correctly answered questions mapped onto the frequency of errors made in this online learning system. This mapping was stronger for the younger children, as well as for easy arithmetic problems. On an individual level, users showed more mouse movement towards their previously made response errors than towards other alternative options. This opens the possibility of adapting feedback and instruction on an individual basis through mouse tracking.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD), Educational Neuroscience, Centre for
    Depositing User: Iroise Dumontheil
    Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2020 09:20
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:01


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