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Smart Study: Pen and Paper-Based E-Learning

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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.

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Van Thienen, D., Sajjadi, P., De Troyer, O. (2015). Smart Study: Pen and Paper-Based E-Learning. In: L. Uskov, V., Howlett, R., Jain, L. (eds) Smart Education and Smart e-Learning. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 41. Springer, Cham.

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