Smart Study: An Educational Platform Using Digital Pen and Paper

Student Name
Dieter Van Thienen
Thesis Type
Master Thesis
Thesis Status
Academic Year
2013 - 2014
Master in Applied Science and Engineering: Computer Science
Olga De Troyer
Pejman Sajjadi

Smart Study is an educational platform allowing learners to continue using pen and paper. Exercises are solved in the classical way. Afterwards, the handwritten solutions are digitalized, automatically corrected, and animated feedback is provided by means of a tablet. By using pen and paper, read-write learners can still use their preferred learning method while for all other learners it allows them to practice 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 with 15 children, age 10 to 11. The children were more motivated than usual and enjoyed working with the platform. The platform can be useful inside as well as outside a classroom environment.