Carnegie Mellon University’s EduSense computer vision system will be used to assess teachers’ performance

According to foreign media reports, to become a university lecturer, or at least become an excellent lecturer, not just to speak from the podium. You must also involve students, and the new dual-camera system is designed to evaluate teacher performance. The technology, called EduSense, was developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University. The hardware consists of only two commercially available wall-mounted cameras, one for students and one for teachers.

Using OpenPose software previously developed by Carnegie Mellon University, the system is able to continuously assess the physical position of all students at once. In this way, it can monitor various factors, such as what they see in the room, how often they raise their hands, and whether their posture suggests that they are hitting attention.


EduSense also tracks instructors, paying attention to things like walking around or just staying on the podium, and how much their heads and hands move. The frame rate of the video should be kept low to avoid setting too much data. It should also be noted that the system does not digitally identify individuals, and that video is processed and then deleted in real time.

The researchers say that as technology develops further, it may contain an app that will allow teachers to measure and adjust their performance in real time. Scientists at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain, have developed something similar, in the form of augmented reality glasses, that lets teachers know if students understand what they are saying.

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