New software can track facial expressions to assess the emotions of students during interactive online learning activities, PsychCentral reports. Researchers from North Carolina State University say that the ability to view emotions allows educators to predict the effectiveness of online tutoring sessions. Researchers automatically tracked facial expressions related to anxiety, confusion, engagement, and frustration. “This work is part of a larger effort to develop artificial intelligence software to teach students computer science,” said Kristy Boyer, Ph.D., co-author of a paper on the work.

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