Effectiveness of Learning Chinese Character Using Tablet Technology

  • Chao-Yang Yang
  • Ting-Yi Chiu-Huang
  • Yu-Ting Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8011)


Bad handwriting often results in bad academic performance and discourages students from learning. Tablet technology has given character learning a new form such as writing by fingertip and various selection of background color. Without holding a pen, it is less stress and more intuitive for character-learning children. With certain background color, child seems pay more attention on writing. In this research, we piloted an evaluation to which we investigated whether learning by the tablet features is better than traditional paper-and-pencil learning. A third-year elementary student who is in the age of first learning Chinese characters was employed to this study. Different background color, stroke thickness and writing methods were tested. The results show that no significance between but aesthetics. There are steady stroke, slanted character, ratio and distance. And these aesthetics appear in specific colors strokes and background, thick and thin strokes or by finger and stylus writing.


handwriting tablet color stroke background 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chao-Yang Yang
    • 1
  • Ting-Yi Chiu-Huang
    • 1
  • Yu-Ting Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignChang Gung UniversityKwei-Shan Tao-YuanTaiwan R.O.C.

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