An improved tool for taking class notes in the classroom

Jabel David Morales Cabrera, University of Texas at El Paso


Although computers have become ubiquitous, largely replacing traditional tools such as paper and pen, there remains a common environment where computers are seldom used: the classroom. The reason for this is that class notes have unique properties not seen in other documents. In early 2002 Tatsukawa's NoteTaker demonstrated how to design a system suitable for taking notes in class, and studies found that it could be useful for students. However weaknesses of the hardware available at that time limited the utility of this system. The system presented in this thesis provides similar functionality on the Tablet PC, a PC design with a high resolution digitizing tablet released in late 2002. This thesis reviews the requirements for a tool to support note taking, discusses design and implementation issues, and reports on the experiences of students using the system in the classroom.

Subject Area

Computer science

Recommended Citation

Morales Cabrera, Jabel David, "An improved tool for taking class notes in the classroom" (2004). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1423702.