Studying engagement and performance with learning technology in an African classroom
In this paper, we study the engagement and performance of students in a classroom using a system the Cognitive Learning Companion (CLC). CLC is designed to keep track of the relationship between the student, content interaction and learning progression. It also provides evidence-based engagement-oriented actionable insights to teachers by assessing information from a sensor-rich instrumented learning environment in order to infer a learner's cognitive and affective states. Data captured from the instrumented environment is aggregated and analyzed to create interlinked insights helping teachers identify how students engage with learning content and view their performance records on selected assignments. We conducted a 1 month pilot with 27 learners in a primary school in Nairobi, Kenya during their maths and science instructional periods. We present our primary analysis of content-level interactions and engagement at the individual student and classroom level.