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Frontiers in Pen and Touch

Impact of Pen and Touch Technology on Education

  • Tracy Hammond
  • Aaron Adler
  • Manoj Prasad
  • Details new research methods for understanding pen and touch

  • Provides evidence of the educational benefits of pen and touch in the classroom

  • Explores new directions for the future of pen and touch in education

  • Reveals novel tutoring systems in STEM education, as well as in informal education, outreach, and games

  • Highlights how sketch recognition can provide forensic information that can be harnessed to provide personalized feedback


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

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tracy Hammond, Aaron Adler, Manoj Prasad, Anna Stepanova
      Pages 3-24
  3. Math For All: Elementary Math

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Kimberle Koile, Andee Rubin, Steven Chapman, Lily Ko
      Pages 27-30
    3. Kimberle Koile, Andee Rubin, Steven Chapman
      Pages 31-50
    4. Nicholas Jackiw, Nathalie Sinclair
      Pages 51-62
  4. Math For All: High School and College Math

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Andrés N. Vargas González, Eugene M. Taranta II, Joseph J. LaViola Jr.
      Pages 65-82
    3. Jennifer French, Martin A. Segado, Phillip Z. Ai
      Pages 93-102
  5. Personalized Feedback and Sketching in Science and Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Enrique Palou, Judith V. Gutierrez Cuba, Nelly Ramirez-Corona, Aurelio Lopez-Malo
      Pages 105-123
    3. Shuo Ma, Yongbin Sun, Pengchen Lyu, Seth Polsley, Tracy Hammond
      Pages 137-146
    4. Aqib Niaz Bhat, Girish Kasiviswanathan, Christy Maria Mathew, Seth Polsley, Erik Prout, Daniel W. Goldberg et al.
      Pages 147-163
  6. Increasing Liberal Arts Engagement and Learning with Sketch

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Caio D. D. Monteiro, Meenakshi Narayanan, Seth Polsley, Tracy Hammond
      Pages 187-196
  7. Let’s Collaborate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197

About this book


This inspirational book contains evidence-based research presented by educational scientists, for the advancement of stylus-based technology and its applications for college and K-12 classrooms. Writing and sketching are an important part of teaching and learning, and digital ink technologies enable us to perform these activities in a digital world. Frontiers in Pen and Touch aims to highlight software and hardware practices and innovations, to encourage transformational use of pen and touch in the classroom. The content of the book is derived from the 2016 Conference on Pen and Touch Technology on Education (CPTTE).

Chapters written by academic practitioners provide stories of success for ink, including multimedia content creation and increasing student engagement. Industry and academic researchers share their findings and present intelligent systems that enable pen and touch systems to teach and motivate students. This book is a must-read for anyone wanting to harness and integrate pen and touch for improving today’s student experiences.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tracy Hammond
    • 1
  • Aaron Adler
    • 2
  • Manoj Prasad
    • 3
  1. 1.Sketch Recognition Lab, Department of Computer Science & EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Information and Knowledge TechnologiesRaytheon BBN TechnologiesColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.MicrosoftRedmondUSA

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