The objective of this WP is to elaborate a comprehensive conceptual framework for the active and intelligent (agent-based or not) support for attention in a collaborative learning setting.
After assessing the partners’ and the state of the art knowledge on the subject (including its level of maturity / risks associated), we will concentrate on identifying user needs and establishing the requirements for supporting attention in collaborative learning environments. In particular four stages of support will be considered: (1) Detecting current user’s attentional state, (2) Determining possible alternative foci, (3) Evaluating cost/benefits of possible user’s attentional shifts, (4) Establishing modalities for interventions.
This will result in a simple and task-focused conceptual model encompassing the concepts the system should address and possibly expose to users, their attributes, operations, and relations to tasks in several domains
This WP will supply input to the formative evaluation task of WP4 for the creation of high level evaluation scenarios. The results of the preliminary user’s feedbacks generated in WP4 will inform T1.3 below.