ERIC Number: EJ838994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
From Paper-and-Pen Annotations to Artefact-Based Mobile Learning
Hoff, C.; Wehling, U.; Rothkugel, S.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v25 n3 p219-237 Jun 2009
Making annotations on books and learning materials is part of students' everyday life. Although there are many computer-based annotation systems, many people prefer to print digital documents and make annotations on physical paper. We introduce a classification scheme for computer-based annotation systems and provide an overview of different systems using this scheme. During our investigations, we identified several shortcomings in existing annotation systems: limitation to single document formats, no capturing of relations to reflect lateral reading, loss of context information an annotation was created in and limited sharing capabilities among collaborative users. To overcome these shortcomings, we introduce the concepts of "Anchor Points," "Artefacts" and "Spaces." Anchor Points define locations in arbitrary documents. Artefacts capture annotations on multiple Anchor Points in several documents, allowing students to map their current working context that typically contains several open documents and a relationship between them. Spaces are repositories for the learning materials and annotations that are automatically replicated among collaborative mobile users.
Descriptors: Documentation, Classification, Electronic Publishing, Technological Advancement, Context Effect, Computer Mediated Communication
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