By analyzing gaze and eye movement patterns, researchers in the learning sciences use eye tracking to understand students’ social, cognitive, and affective skills and assess the efficacy of educational interventions.
In educational practice, eye tracking technology is used for evaluating visual perception underlying teaching and learning. The assessment of engagement levels during lessons and attention between students and teacher in a class allows for modifying the required teaching material and enhancing the classroom experience.
The eye tracking technology is a valuable tool used as an adjunct to traditional teaching methods. Due to reliable quantitative data, its application is beneficial in the medical and clinical setting, as well as in flight and car simulators as a training method and proficiency assessment. The lightweight and portable eye tracking solutions are also used within the education setting to train the students on operating eye tracking systems.