Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Shaundra Bryant Daily, Committee Chair
Larry F. Hodges
Recently, there has been a growing push to explore the potential of non-cognitive factors in helping students reach their fullest potential. Engagement, one predictor of student achievement, is such a factor. Because the conditions under which engagement is elicited may vary, EngageMe, a visualization tool, has been developed to assist instructors’ eﬀorts to understand student engagement in the learning process. The application attempts to enhance traditional observation methods by utilizing electrodermal activity, a measure of physiological arousal, as a proximal indicator of engagement. An iterative, participatory design process was used to create prototypes of the EngageMe interface. The results of this design process, a study focused on the barriers to adoption of this kind of technology, as well as an exploratory case study are discussed. Finally, implications for future development are presented.
Darnell, Shelby Solomon, "EngageMe: The Design and Implementation of a Reflective Tool for Evaluating Student Engagement" (2015). All Dissertations. 1790.