Students have lots of work to do, and they often have to work in different styles and also record information in many different ways. This means that sometimes it becomes a little bit difficult to stick to one means of working. With the rise of technology in schools and colleges, students are finding other ways in which they can achieve success in their studies. In recent months there has been more and more evidence of students using digital pens to record information and arrange and organise their learning. A recent book that has been released shows further evidence that digital pens are actually of great benefit to students of all ages. The book proposes that digital pens actually encourage a new type of learning, one that allows learners of different abilities and attitudes to perform well academically. This performance is directly attributed to digital pens.
The book, called the Design of Future Educational Interface, suggests that students are able to record information in a different way. Not only that, they actually appreciate and prefer using digital pens for certain types of information recording. When a student has to record an answer using spatial awareness they are much better off using a digital pen on a piece of paper that records information as data for later manipulation.
This has even larger consequences for the modern classroom. The modern classroom is currently quite reliant on computers, and students who use Digital pens for creating diagrams and tables find this much easier compared to a computer or tablet. There seems to be a permanent barrier between the student and the tablet or computer, especially when having to create spatial diagrams and tables. For example, in mathematics, the student would find it easier to draw out a diagram to explain their answer using a digital pen. This is preferable to having to load up a piece of software on the computer and manipulate a quite complex interface on the screen in order to achieve the same effect. Therefore, digital pens are apparently proving to be an instrument of choice in educational environments, especially in subjects where spatial awareness is in high demand. This includes mathematics, science, technology and any subject that involves higher level reasoning and logic.
In jobs, too
The book also states that this kind of advantage when it comes to drawing and technical complex tasks is also evident in certain sectors of employment, such as design, marketing and media. These sectors and professions in particular may have to rely upon this kind of spatial work, and being able to jot out an answer to a question or a client query quickly on a piece of paper, and then have it saved digitally, is invaluable.
The book point out an obvious fact. Digital pens are quickly becoming something quite indispensable in the classroom, the students are the people who are crying out for this technology. It shows how technology is moving too fast sometimes for schools and educators to keep up. It also shows how this technology in particular is still very much in its early phases of growth, and it will be interesting to see how schools and colleges in particular react to the digital pen in the next few years.