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ERIC Number: ED490096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Digital Ink for Online Teaching
Bernhardt, William; Kress, Michael; Lewental, Mark; Miller, Peter
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 37th, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 6-10, 2004
Reading with a pencil in hand to mark-up a book or article, scribbling questions and notes (along with rude drawings in some cases) in the margins of a committee meeting agenda, marking a student's essay with a red pen--all of these are everyday activities for most faculty. It is hard to say exactly how much of what we do can be defined as reading or writing because we are always engaging in both, simultaneously and seamlessly. But our behavior suddenly changes when we sit down in front of a PC. Suddenly, reading and writing become discrete activities, separated from one another both mentally and technologically. The screen is for reading. The keyboard is for writing. But what if there were a way to integrate reading and writing on the computer. What kinds of hardware and software would be needed? This article analyzes this possible teaching method, discussing two software programs for graphic annotation of documents using graphic tablets: Adobe Acrobat and Meander's Annotator. [For complete proceedings, see ED490093.]
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 1513 Magnolia Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29574. Tel: 606-218-5308; Fax: 606-218-5184; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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