Title: Authoring mobile tool for improving cursive handwriting learning/writing skills

Authors: Hala Bezine

Addresses: REGIM-Lab: Research Group on Intelligent Machines Laboratory, National School of Engineers, University of Sfax, BP 1173, 3038, Sfax, Tunisia

Abstract: Owing to the huge amount of pen-based interfaces, many researchers have taken benefit of this intuitive and ergonomic tool so as to facilitate the learning process and help students learn either their mother tongue or even foreign languages more easily and more efficiently. Mobile phones offer a new way for designing pen based user interfaces for supporting learning handwriting activities and, thus, bringing about major contributions to education. In this paper, we have attempted to display and describe a mobile authoring tool. The developed tool can evaluate students' performance and provide instructions adapted to the needs of individual students. A major factor in the success of user interface lies in the fact that it is designed with a set of features that are adapted to a wide range of symbols accompanied by the abilities of mistake-correction. The experimental results allow less modelling complexity and accomplish good interpretation as well as high accuracy.

Keywords: pen-based user interfaces; computing education programs; interactive learning environments; mobile devices; improving classroom teaching; evaluation methodologies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2020.109572

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2020 Vol.15 No.2, pp.150 - 179

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 08 Sep 2020 *

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