DEVELOPMENT OF ATTENTION METRICS AND EVALUATION OF VIRTUAL LEARNING OBJECTS IN A BILINGUAL CONTEXT (BRAZILIAN SIGN LANGUAGE / PORTUGUESE)

B. Velloso, F. Bubniak, S. dos Santos, L. Moraes, D. Kaminski

Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina (BRAZIL)
This paper seeks viable alternatives to identify and classify Learning Objects from the level of attention that can be expected of them. Attention plays an important role in the process of teaching and learning and identifying objects that enhance students' attention is relevant in the context of education supported by technology. In this work, we used a method based on electroencephalography to measure the attention of students while using a bilingual learning object. The object consists of a video called "Physical Activity Related to Health" built for a high school audience, with a 14 minutes duration, in Libras (Brazilian Sign Language) with Portuguese subtitles. Two groups were tested: deaf users of Brazilian Sign Language and hearing students. The results point to the existence of distinct profiles of attention among the tested groups, thus indicating that, for the tested object, is expected a better performance of deaf students.