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Pen-Based Learning Technologies, 2007. PLT 2007. First International Workshop on

Date 4-5 May 2007

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  • First International Workshop on Pen-Based Learning Technologies - Cover

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  • First International Workshop on Pen-Based Learning Technologies - Title page

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  • First International Workshop on Pen-Based Learning Technologies - Table of contents

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  • Program Committee

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  • Practice into Theory: from Serious Work about Learning in Classroom Environments to Serious Questions about the Playful Nature of Control and Coordination in Computing

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    Summary form only given. The current talk reports on work that starts with a pressing social problem - the problem of maximizing equity and excellence in K-12 education - and one strategy for addressing this problem - the development of mobile, wirelessly connected tools to support classroom learning. It mentions the development and use in real classrooms of two suites of such tools (one for middl... View full abstract»

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  • Expressive Interactions

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    Summary form only given. Pen-based input is more than just 'natural' - it has the potential to support 'expressive' input. In this talk I will describe some ongoing work at Culture Lab on expressive input, the use of sketches and drawings to interact with continuous multimodal data sets (dance data), and how this is best facilitated in a pen-based tabletop setting. View full abstract»

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  • Supporting Pen-Based Classroom Interaction: New Findings and Functionality for Classroom Learning Partner

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    This paper reports the latest developments for a wireless pen-based classroom interaction system, classroom learning partner (CLP), and two new variations - group learning partner (GLP) and elementary learning partner (ELP). CLP consists of a network of Tablet PCs and software for posing questions to students, interpreting their handwritten answers, and aggregating the answers into equivalence cla... View full abstract»

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  • Seeing Clearly Through Ink in Computer Science Courses

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):1 - 6
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    We conducted four typical undergraduate computer science classroom exercises in a laptop course (each student has a personal laptop computer). Students worked on problems they were given and submitted their solutions interactively using a Web-based tool called MessageGrid. Students worked on the exercises in pairs but submitted individually. Each pair of students shared a WACOM tablet which each s... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing Pen-based Experiences with the Use of Concept Maps

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    The paper presents two pedagogical scenarios that use pen-based technology, aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of the instructional process in higher education, in the framework of a computer science course. The pedagogical strategy exploits the use of concept maps to increase meaningful learning and conceptual reasoning, and tries to show how the novel technology of digital ink can sup... View full abstract»

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  • The Conversational Organisation of Drawing

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    This paper presents a detailed empirical study of drawing activities in a face-to-face design discussion between three architects. We show that, in addition to their usefulness for representing spatial relationships, drawing activities also display important interactional functions. A short 12 minute interaction is described in which a rich variety of shared drawing spaces are created. We make thr... View full abstract»

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  • Properties of Real-World Digital Logic Diagrams

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    Despite the growing number of sketch recognition systems for education, little attention has been paid to how students actually draw in practice. We examine freely-drawn digital logic diagrams created by students in an electrical engineering class in order to inform the design of a sketch recognition digital circuit simulation tool. Our analysis reveals considerable drawing style variation between... View full abstract»

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  • A Recognizer for Free-Hand Graph Drawings

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    Interactive multimedia such as computer simulations and animations received increased attention over the years as supplementary teaching tools and have now become integral components of most engineering and science curriculums. We believe one way to boost the utility of such simulations and animations is to make them easier to use. In this paper, we describe a pen-based interface for constructing ... View full abstract»

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  • Pen-Centric Shorthand Handwriting Recognition Interfaces

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    The development of pen-centric chatroom shorthand handwriting recognition interfaces can provide the critical infrastructure for natural pen-centric interactions and enhance many pen-centric learning applications. View full abstract»

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  • A prototype body orientation based drawing system

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    In this paper we describe a prototype system which is capable of calculating the head, torso, and fore-arm orientation of multiple participants in real time. These orientations are derived from data provided by a motion capture system. Having this data available in real time opens the possibility for a number of new experimental and practical applications. We describe one initial application of th... View full abstract»

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  • A simple, usable and robust solution for pen-based interaction on projection displays

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    In this paper we describe a pen-based user interface for easy and natural user interaction with a wall projection display. VisualPen is a vision-based system for real-time detection and tracking of a pen that completely replaces mouse and keyboard. The low computational complexity of its algorithms renders it easy to implement with low-cost, low-power embedded hardware, thus allowing portability a... View full abstract»

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  • Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom: A Primary Teacher's Perspective

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    This paper distils some field observations on the impact of interactive whiteboards and other pen-based learning technologies on pedagogical practice in primary (3-11 yrs) classrooms in the UK. It draws on my experience as a primary teacher and as an advisor to 154 schools in the Yorkshire local authority area of Kirklees. These technologies have enhanced the learning experience of the pupils by i... View full abstract»

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  • Overview of an Industry/Academia Partnership for Furthering the Advancement of Pen-based Technology in Research and Education

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    Microsoft Research understands the vital role academia plays in the future of computing. We continually seek to collaborate with leading schools to enhance the teaching and learning experience. In support of this vision, we have identified and supported research in pen based technologies since the early 2000's. During this time we developed 4 primary programs: 1) academic summits, workshops and sy... View full abstract»

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  • Tablet PC-Enabled Active Learning in Mathematics: A First Study

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    Too often freshmen fail and fall behind early in our large-enrollment math courses, calculus for engineers or liberal arts math, because they do not engage in the classroom and their questions remain unanswered. Bringing tablet PCs and a projector, obtained through a 2006 Hewlett-Packard teaching-for-technology grant, into multiple sections of these courses, allows each student or small group of s... View full abstract»

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  • PC-TABLETS : The Next Dimension

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    For hundreds of years, mathematics has traditionally been taught either on a piece of slate, a blackboard or more recently on an overhead transparency. Unfortunately, once the lesson is over, there is no permanent record of the event. Moreover, it is very difficult to make a Black and White medium exciting to a generation who grew up with animation, Internet, BlackBerry and Bluetooth. Math instruc... View full abstract»

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  • On the Use of Tablet-PC for Personal Learning in a Wireless Campus Environment

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    The paper presents the activities carried out by the Telecommunication Networks Research Group at the University of Pisa on the use of Tablet PCs in University level courses belonging to the "Laurea" Degree and "Specialist Laurea" Degree in Telecommunication Engineering. The paper describes the software and hardware setup that was tested during these experiences; feedbacks from students and instru... View full abstract»

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  • OrganicPad: A Tablet PC Based Interactivity Tool for Organic Chemistry

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    This paper describes a software tool that utilizes the tablet PC's natural user interface to provide interactivity between an instructor and her students in an organic chemistry course. The instructor and the students are equipped with electronic tablets and wireless access to the Internet. The software tool, called OrganicPad, enables an instructor to engage her students in class by sending them ... View full abstract»

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  • Pen-based Computing in Distance Education - the Pharmaceutical Science Programme in Sweden

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    In a small-scale trial on the pharmaceutical science programme (Umea University, Sweden) we prepared three different lecture types, using streaming media enhanced with digital ink. The setup for the trials was a Tablet PC with Microsoft PowerPoint, Camtasia screen capture software, microphone, and, in one case, a video camera. The first lecture type was recorded live in front of a class using digi... View full abstract»

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  • Positive Impact of a Tablet PC-Based Learning Environment on Student-Perceived Learning Outcomes

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    A tablet PC-based-learning environment was implemented in a large class of second-semester anatomy and physiology undergraduates. Real-time annotation of Powerpoint lectures using a tablet PC was supplemented with audio recording of the lectures. The resulting video files were electronically distributed to the students via the internet. The effect of the tablet PC on higher order thinking skills, ... View full abstract»

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