Open Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 9 (September 2016)

ISSN Print: 2327-5952   ISSN Online: 2327-5960

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Fine-Grained Detection of Programming Students’ Frustration Using Keystrokes, Mouse Clicks and Interaction Logs

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.49002    936 Downloads   1,399 Views  Citations
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Prolonged frustration leads to loss of confidence and eventual disinterest in the learn-ing itself. The modelling of frustration in learning is thus important as it informs on the appropriate time to intervene to sustain the interest and motivation of students. To automatically detect learner’s frustration in a naturalistic learning environment, the novel use of keystrokes, mouse clicks and interaction patterns of students captured within the context of a tutoring system was proposed. The modelling approach was described and a comparison was made between the proposed model using Bayesian Network and the baseline Na?ve Bayes model. With the formulation of an overlapped sliding window mechanism, the granularity of detection was also investigated. The re-sults confirm the hypothesis that a combination of keystrokes, mouse clicks and inter-action logs can be used to accurately distinguish affective states of frustration and non-frustration amongst novice learners of computer programming in a granular fashion.

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Leong, F. (2016) Fine-Grained Detection of Programming Students’ Frustration Using Keystrokes, Mouse Clicks and Interaction Logs. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 9-18. doi: 10.4236/jss.2016.49002.

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