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Shortcomings in Computer-based Annotation Systems
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, , University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Making annotations is a constructive cognitive effort to manifest existing knowledge and to foster understanding. Hence, annotating is one of the most employed learning techniques. Scribbling comments on the margin of books, highlighting important sections in papers, or adding references or shortcuts to other resources is students’ daily life. Despite of many computer-based annotation services available on the market people prefer to print digital documents and to apply he traditional paper-and-pen paradigm for annotating. Based on a classi?cation scheme we analyze and compare several existing computer-based annotation systems. Our study shows that most systems try to adapt the paper-and-pen paradigm to the digital world. That’s why many systems suffer from several shortcomings inherent in the paper-and-pen paradigm.

Citation

Hoff, C. & Rothkugel, S. (2008). Shortcomings in Computer-based Annotation Systems. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 3715-3720). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 9, 2021 from .

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