SMI Digital Classroom for Educational Research

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Gather large sets of eye tracking data with our multi-station
eye tracking and behavioral data collection framework for researchers in educational and learning sciences.

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We help you choose the best eye tracking solution for your application field.


The SMI Digital Classroom allows you to identify key metrics of students’ attention, learning and memory –

  • Understand learners’ individual mastery and comprehension levels.
  • Gain insights into students’ behavior, problem-solving and cognitive strategies when interacting with educational material.
  • Identify manifestations and predictors of challenging or disruptive behaviors.
  • Optimize learning environments for improved information uptake, memory consolidation and retrieval.

Investigate factors underlying successful learning in classrooms and how learning and behavior are modulated by policies and incentives, instructions and interventions –

  • Send messages to students and observe the effects of automatic behavioral triggers.
  • Monitor the efficacy of educational approaches and reinforcement strategies across the classroom or for specific student groups.
  • See how reward characteristics such as transparency, predictability and frequency take impact on students’ motivation.

The SMI Digital Classroom framework automatizes the entire study workflow from experiment design to data analysis, allowing you to collect high-quality data faster and with less monitoring resources compared to traditional single-station laboratory setups –

  • Assignment of experiments to the classroom PCs does not require manual intervention.
  • Screen, gaze and behavioral data of all students as well as sensor status and data quality are monitored on a single PC, requiring only one operator for an entire classroom.
  • Results are merged automatically, ready at hand for your analysis.

Expand the spectrum of your single-station laboratory setups to the classroom and collect data in everyday educational scenarios from up to 40 students simultaneously.

  • Test interactive learning scenarios where students are provided with automatic or manual feedback based on their gaze patterns or behavior.
  • Draw from a rich repertoire of multimodal educational stimuli including texts, images, PDFs, videos, websites, questionnaires and quizzes.
  • Record eye tracking and behavior while students are actively interacting with objects and other social agents in educational games or VR environments.
  • Track students’ behavior while they organize their own course material.

The SMI Digital Classroom provides a comprehensive spectrum of smart functions for data analysis, metrics extraction and visualization.

  • Extract saccades, fixations and blink-based metrics.
  • Evaluate advanced reading parameters such as direction of regressions, backtracks, look-aheads and leading saccades.
  • Visualize results using scan paths or heat maps, which can be exported as images or videos.
  • Generate aggregated statistics and visualizations for specific stimuli based on Areas of Interest (AOIs).
  • Compare different AOIs based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as fixation sequence and duration, entry and dwell times as well as return rate.
  • Export metrics with just a single click for consecutive analysis in third-party software.


SMI Digital Classroom packages are tailored to specific uses. Choose different number of data collection stations and eye tracking hardware types. Read more
SMI Digital Classroom packages are tailored to specific uses. Choose different number of data collection stations and eye tracking hardware types. Read more