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Controlling the Electronic Whiteboard’s Writing Surface without Cluttered Toolboxes: Shifting the Focus Back to Content Delivery
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, , Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-57-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

We present an interaction technique for classroom teaching, through our software for electronic whiteboards, which allows the writing surfaces of the boards to be used as if they were ordinary whiteboards. Toolboxes have been ubiquitously tucked away in the background. These tools appear only (and whenever) they are in-demand, at the stroke of a recognised ink-gesture. The incorporation of our context-aware ink-gesture recognition technique into the software frees instructors from searching for correct menu items on the board's perimeter. Based on the input ink-gesture command, it analyses the current contextual ink information on the board's writing surface, gathers the most probable of menu items that the instructors may require at that particular juncture, and pops them up close to where the instructors are currently writing. This becomes an added advantage when these wall-mounted boards are cascaded next to each other.

Citation

Mohamed, K. & Ottmann, T. (2005). Controlling the Electronic Whiteboard’s Writing Surface without Cluttered Toolboxes: Shifting the Focus Back to Content Delivery. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2005--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 3053-3068). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 15, 2019 from .

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