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Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR'04)
Handwriting-Based Learning Materials on a Tablet PC: A Prototype and Its Practical Studies in an Elementary School
Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan
October 26-October 29
ISBN: 0-7695-2187-8
Naomi Iwayama, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Katsuhiko Akiyama, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Hiroshi Tanaka, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Hiroaki Tamura, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Kazushi Ishigaki, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
This paper presents handwriting-based learning materials (HLMs) on a Tablet PC and their practical studies in an elementary school. We designed HLMs to be created using HLM components or a HLM template for teachers to create their original materials. Practical studies demonstrated that HLMs could be effectively used when children expressed and presented their ideas in a classroom and when they practiced calculations and characters by hand. We also investigated the application of a handwriting recognition technique to automatically check children?s handwritten answers to drill materials. Using questionnaires, we confirmed that automatic checking not only saved time but also improved the children?s motivation to learn. HLMs were enthusiastically embraced by both field teachers and children.
Citation:
Naomi Iwayama, Katsuhiko Akiyama, Hiroshi Tanaka, Hiroaki Tamura, Kazushi Ishigaki, "Handwriting-Based Learning Materials on a Tablet PC: A Prototype and Its Practical Studies in an Elementary School," iwfhr, pp.533-538, Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR'04), 2004
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