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Technology Feature Brief: Affect & Student Learning

Screenshot of a popup window in Clusive asking students of their thoughts on the reading and how it made them feel.

Center on Inclusive Software for Learning (CISL) at CAST



Applications and tools that capture and display learner affect, such as a mood meter, support students in identifying, assessing, and reflecting on their emotional state when engaging in readings or other learning activities.

The Center on Inclusive Software for Learning (CISL) at CAST conducted literature reviews and testing within Clusive, our adaptive and accessible web-based reader designed during the project, to develop Technology Feature Briefs. These briefs are designed for educators, developers, and researchers to find out more about particular features within technology tools, how they’re used, and whether they might be effective in addressing different barriers within a technology environment.

Download the report on affect and student learning

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Center on Inclusive Software for Learning at CAST. (2023). Technology Feature Brief: Affect & Student Learning. CAST.

This content was developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H327A170002. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Celia Rosenquist.

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