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Panopticon as an eLearning support search tool

Lookup NU author(s): Dr James Nicholson, Mark Huber, Daniel Jackson, Professor Patrick OlivierORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by ACM, 2014.

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We present an evaluation of Panopticon, a video surrogate system, as an online eLearning support search tool for finding information within video lectures. A comparison was made with a standard video player (YouTube) in two scenarios with two classes of users: revision students and independent learners. Results showed that users of Panopticon were significantly faster at finding information within the lecture videos than users of the YouTube player. It was also found that videos predominantly featuring a talking lecturer took longest to navigate, presenting design implications for lectures to be uploaded to open eLearning platforms.

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Author(s): Nicholson J, Huber M, Jackson D, Olivier P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Year of Conference: 2014

Pages: 1221-1224

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Date deposited: 07/05/2016

Publisher: ACM


DOI: 10.1145/2556288.2557082


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ISBN: 9781450324731