Hybrid Approach of Augmented Classroom Environment with Digital Pens and Personal Handhelds

  • Motoki Miura
  • Susumu Kunifuji
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4252)


We have been developing a system AirTransNote, a computer-mediated learning system that employs digital pen to realize paper-centric augmented classroom. Although the approach was sophisticated, it restricted feedback effects which potentially improve learning. To maximize the feedback effects of the system, we present a hybrid approach of augmented classroom environment. We classified the type of feedback loops in terms of the hybrid approach and improved the system to accomplish the functions by adding (1) note browsing interface for handheld, (2) worksheet editor for teachers, (3) handwriting character recognition engine for versatile use, and (4) HTTP embedded server function for flexible reference of collective results and notes. We also conducted a feasibility study and investigated the effectiveness of the immediate feedback under the hybrid approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Motoki Miura
    • 1
  • Susumu Kunifuji
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Knowledge ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 

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