Visual Attention Analysis During Program Debugging Using Virtual Reality Eye Tracker

Chun Chia Wang, Jason C. Hung, Shih Cheng Wang, Yueh Min Huang

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Abstract

The immersion of virtual reality (VR) has transcended the existing experience of multimedia teaching. This paper aims to design a virtual reality eye tracker device to analyze the cognitive process of program debugging by adopting virtual reality technology to build a 3D code rendering system and, at the same time, using eye tracking technology to study visual attention as well as to analyze and compare the differences in internal behavioral cognition in terms of program debugging. This paper has 32 students as participants who have studied C++ programming language courses for more than one year in the department of computer science. With Unity 3D development tool, the experiment creates a virtual classroom scene and C++ programming language code. The participants’ eye movements are recorded by an eye tracker device integrated in a Head-Mounted Display (HMD). The eye movement defines the regions of interest (ROIs) according to the division of the program’s function, and the difference in visual attention between various ROIs in the code is discussed when the participant performs the program debugging task. The finding results are expected to improve the dilemma of the existing programming teaching, so that the instructors can provide appropriate teaching aids for students to achieve the purpose of programming teaching and improving the students’ programming competence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Technologies and Learning - 2nd International Conference, ICITL 2019, Proceedings
EditorsLisbet Rønningsbakk, Ting-Ting Wu, Frode Eika Sandnes, Yueh-Min Huang
PublisherSpringer
Pages97-106
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030353421
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Event2nd International Conference on Innovative Technologies and Learning, ICITL 2019 - Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 2019 Dec 22019 Dec 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11937 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Innovative Technologies and Learning, ICITL 2019
CountryNorway
CityTromsø
Period19-12-0219-12-05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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