Nonverbal behavior plays an important role in any human–human interaction. Teaching—an inherently social activity—is not an exception. So far, the effect of nonverbal behavioral cues accompanying lecture delivery was investigated in the case of traditional ex-cathedra lectures, where students and teachers are co-located. However, it is becoming increasingly more frequent to watch lectures online and, in this new type of setting, it is still unclear what the effect of nonverbal communication is. This article tries to address the problem and proposes experiments performed over the lectures of a popular web repository (“Videolectures”). The results show that automatically extracted nonverbal behavioral cues (prosody, voice quality and gesturing activity) predict the ratings that “Videolectures” users assign to the presentations.

Predicting online lecture ratings based on gesturing and vocal behavior

CRISTANI, Marco;MURINO, Vittorio
2014

Abstract

Nonverbal behavior plays an important role in any human–human interaction. Teaching—an inherently social activity—is not an exception. So far, the effect of nonverbal behavioral cues accompanying lecture delivery was investigated in the case of traditional ex-cathedra lectures, where students and teachers are co-located. However, it is becoming increasingly more frequent to watch lectures online and, in this new type of setting, it is still unclear what the effect of nonverbal communication is. This article tries to address the problem and proposes experiments performed over the lectures of a popular web repository (“Videolectures”). The results show that automatically extracted nonverbal behavioral cues (prosody, voice quality and gesturing activity) predict the ratings that “Videolectures” users assign to the presentations.
Video lectures; Generative modeling; Classification; Social signal processing
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