Smart Study: Pen and Paper-Based E-Learning

  • Dieter Van Thienen
  • Pejman Sajjadi
  • Olga De Troyer
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 41)


Smart Study is an educational platform allowing learners to continue using pen and paper for exercise solving, accomplished by using a digital pen and Anoto paper. Handwritten solutions are digitalized, automatically corrected, and animated feedback is provided by means of a tablet device. By using pen and paper, read-write learners can still use their preferred learning method while other types of learners can practice their handwriting. The use of a tablet for feedback and additional information makes it a lightweight and mobile platform, easy to use by children. The platform was evaluated by means of a case study involving a group of 15 children, showing that they were more motivated than usual and enjoyed making exercises using the Smart Study platform.


E-Learning Digital pen Interactive paper Tablet Read-write learners 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Van Thienen
    • 1
  • Pejman Sajjadi
    • 1
  • Olga De Troyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit BrusselDepartment of Computer Science, WISEBrusselsBelgium

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