VFF: Augmented Reality Projects (tentative)
Friday, December 5, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Joseph J LaViola Jr · University of Central Florida EECS
Using pen- and touch-based interfaces shows great potential for supporting interactive intelligent tutoring systems in a variety of different STEM disciplines. In STEM, communication of ideas is often performed with 2D languages (e.g., mathematical expressions, diagrams) and pen and touch input provide a natural means to enter this information into a computer because of the interface's similarity to pen and paper. Mathematical sketching is an interaction paradigm that associates handwritten, recognized mathematics and drawings together to create animations and visualizations of STEM concepts that can be used as part of intelligent tutoring systems. In this talk, I will discuss recent work on mathematical sketching and present three different application prototypes that focus on understanding of elementary data structures in computer science and set proof problems in discrete mathematics as well as answer verification through animation in introductory physics courses.