Online Learning Update

December 30, 2014

New Facebook app measures emotional state of online students

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

by Chuck Bednar,

A new Facebook application could help bring e-learning closer to an actual classroom environment by monitoring the emotional states of students and notifying teachers when those individuals are having a rough day. The application is known as SentBuk, and the Autonomous University of Madrid (AUM) researchers behind it say that it uses algorithms to analyze social media messages, then discerns a person’s emotional state. When transmitted to online instructors, it could give them the same type of information other teachers can obtain by looking at their students’ faces.

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