Sorry, i must have zoned out: Tracking mind wandering episodes in an interactive learning environment

Caitlin Mills, Sidney D'Mello

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Abstract

Mind wandering is the attentional shift from task-related thought to task-unrelated thoughts and can have disastrous effects on learning. Previous research has found that mind wandering is detrimental to comprehension during reading. However, to our knowledge, no research has investigated mind wandering during interactive educational learning environments. This paper discusses preliminary studies and a proposed line of research that aims to investigate models of mind wandering in the context of an interactive computerized learning environment. The proposed three-phase plan will develop a deep understanding of the factors that influence mind wandering with an eye towards developing intelligent learning environments that automatically detect and respond to minds when they begin to wander.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education - 16th International Conference, AIED 2013, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages896-899
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783642391118
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013 - Memphis, TN, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2013Jul 13 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7926 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMemphis, TN
Period7/9/137/13/13

Keywords

  • Advanced learning technologies
  • Learning
  • Mind wandering

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