Are visual informatics actually useful in practice: a study in a film studies context
Mohamad Ali, Nazlena and Smeaton, Alan F. (2009) Are visual informatics actually useful in practice: a study in a film studies context. In: IVIC 2009 - The 1st International Visual Informatics Conference, 11-13 November 2009, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. (In Press)
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This paper describes our work in examining the question of whether providing a visual informatics application in an educational scenario, in particular, providing video content analysis, does actually yield real benefit in practice. We provide a new software tool in the domain of movie content analysis technologies for use by students of film studies students at Dublin City University, and we try
to address the research question of measuring the ‘benefit’ from the use of these technologies to students. We examine their real practices in studying for the module using our advanced application as compared to using conventional DVD
browsing of movie content. In carrying out this experiment, we found that students have better essay outcomes, higher satisfactions levels and the mean time
spent on movie analyzing is longer with the new technologies.
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