Title

Exploring Relationships Between Electrodermal Activity, Skin Temperature, and Performance During Engineering Exams

Document Type

Conference Paper

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference

Publisher

IEEE Education Society

Location

Covington, KY

Publication Date

3-12-2020

Award Number

National Science Foundation (NSF) Division Of Undergraduate Education 1661100

Funder

National Science Foundation (NSF) Division Of Undergraduate Education

Abstract

Students' academic learning, performance, and motivation are ongoing topics in engineering education. Those studies that have attempted to understand the mechanisms of motivation inauthentic classroom settings and scenarios are few and limited to the methods used (e.g., self-reports, observations). This Work-in-Progress study explores the utility of electrodermal activity (EDA) and temperature sensors in accurately informing scholars about student performance during an exam in real-time. Correlations between each factor were analyzed. Initial results suggest that peripheral skin temperature has a weak, positive but significant correlation to exam question difficulty r=0.08; p

Share

COinS