The Smart Pen is an advanced paper-based computer in the form of a pen that records lectures as you write notes on a special note pad. It synchronizes the audio you hear to what you write, so you never miss a word, allowing you to re-listen to lectures at a later time.
The special note pad is filled with microdots. The dot pattern identifies the specific page and locations on the page of the notes you write; similar to a geographical positioning system (GPS). Therefore, anything you write (words, numbers or drawings) can be stored, recognized, and intelligently responded to the smart pen. The smart pen is a great way to keep students on track in the note-taking process.
Students can check out and receive training anytime during the semester by making an appointment with a Graduate Assistant.