Active Paper for Active Learning

Brown, Heather and Harding, Robert K. and Lay, Steve and Robinson, Peter and Sheppard, Dan and Watts, Richard (1998) Active Paper for Active Learning. ALT-J, 6 (1). pp. 95-101. ISSN 0968-7769. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Recent research into distance learning and the virtual campus has focused on the use of electronic documents and computer‐based demonstrations to replace or reinforce traditional learning material. We show how a computer‐augmented desk, the DigitalDesk, can provide the benefits of both paper and electronic documents using a natural interface based on real paper documents. Many electronic documents, particularly those created using the guidelines produced by the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), include detailed semantic and linguistic information that can be used to good effect in learning material. We discuss potential uses of TEI texts, and describe one simple application that allows a student's book to become an active part of a grammar lesson when placed on the DigitalDesk. The book is integrated into an interactive point‐and‐click interface, and feedback is related to the currently visible pages of the book

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: DigitalDesk, electronic documents, SGML, TEI
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2009 12:03
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 15:19
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