The relationship of eye movement, workload, and attention on learning in a computer-based training program

Heather C. Lum, Richard L. Greatbatch, Grace E. Waldfogle, Jacob D. Benedict, David A. Nembhard

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Computer-based training is a version of training that is becoming quite common. The Project Team Builder (PTB) program uses a computer simulation to help train individuals on how to correct a variety of problems faced by project managers. In this study, the use of a computer-based training program was utilized to assess learning and performance. To measure this, a Tobii T120 eye tracking system was employed to measure fixations and saccades of the participant while completing a training program. The task consisted of the completion of a project management training with assistance of the researcher, then again without assistance. It was hypothesized that performance would improve on the self-guided task after the completion of the assisted task. Results found that participants that completed the task quicker found it to be less mentally demanding. Number of fixations was found to be positively correlated with mental workload and perceived performance. This gives way to further research on computer-based training and the use of eye tracking systems for future program development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1476-1480
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2016 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2016 - Washington, United States
Duration: Sep 19 2016Sep 23 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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