Toward Emotionally Accessible Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Hillaire, Garron; Iniesto, Francisco and Rienties, Bart (2017). Toward Emotionally Accessible Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). In: 14th AAATE Congress 2017, 13-14 Sep 2017, Sheffield.



This paper outlines an approach to evaluating the emotional content of three Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) using the affective computing approach of prosody detection on two different text-to-speech voices in conjunction with human raters judging the emotional content of course text. The intent of this work is to establish the potential variation on the emotional delivery of MOOC material through synthetic voice.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 50395
  • Item Type
  • Conference or Workshop Item
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  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Open World LearningDS-2014-077LEVERHULME The Leverhulme Trust
    GO-GN phase 2#2016-3844Hewlett Foundation
  • Keywords
  • Emotions; Accessibility; MOOC
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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