Inspiring Students with Digital Ink

Impact of Pen and Touch on Education

  • Tracy Hammond
  • Manoj Prasad
  • Anna Stepanova

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introductions and Welcome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anna Stepanova, Manoj Prasad, Tracy Hammond
      Pages 3-11
  3. Sketching Forensics in Education: What We Can Learn from How You Sketch

  4. Teaching STEM Through Sketch

  5. Sketch Recognition in STEM

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Samantha Ray, Jorge Iván Herrera-Cámara, Matthew Runyon, Tracy Hammond
      Pages 79-103
    3. Savinay Narendra, Sheelabhadra Dey, Josiah Coad, Seth Polsley, Tracy Hammond
      Pages 105-117
  6. Teaching Sketching Skills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Elizabeth Cowan, Nathan Delson, Bob Mihelich, Lelli Van Den Einde
      Pages 121-134
    3. Ethan Hilton, Blake Williford, Wayne Li, Tracy Hammond, Julie Linsey
      Pages 135-148
  7. Creating Your Learning Environment with Sketching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Alexander Berman, Leela Krishna Chaitanya Gottumukkala, Zepeng Huo, Seth Polsley, Francis Quek, Tracy Hammond
      Pages 163-180
  8. Forward Directions with Haptics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. J. Edward Colgate
      Pages 183-199

About this book


This book highlights the latest research in pen and touch, its current use in STEM classrooms, sketching and haptics technologies. Computer and educational scientists from academia and industry presented their research at the Conference on Pen and Touch Technology on Education (CPTTE) 2017 on the advancement of digital ink technology and its applications for college and K-12 classrooms. This book is the synthesis of the presented results and the ideas generated from conference discussions. 

This volume contains seven parts; exploring topics like sketching forensics, teaching STEM, sketch recognition applications, creating a learning environment with sketching, teaching to sketch, and haptics. The book focuses on intelligent systems using digital ink that enable pen and touch interaction that teach and inspire students. Inspiring Students through Digital Ink is a must-read for anyone wanting to improve today’s student experiences and apply innovative approaches in the classroom.  Also highlighted are current and future directions in pen and touch research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tracy Hammond
    • 1
  • Manoj Prasad
    • 2
  • Anna Stepanova
    • 3
  1. 1.Sketch Recognition Lab, Department of Computer Science and EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Customer Experience, Universal StoreMicrosoft United StatesRedmondUSA
  3. 3.Sketch Recognition Lab, Department of Computer Science and EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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