IE University, the extension of the IE Business School educational model to graduate and postgraduate training, and Fujitsu Siemens Computers, have implemented a pilot project during the first year of the University’s new Segovia-based degree courses so that its students can convert the notes they take into digital files in real time without the need for special paper or electronic notebooks.
The project is based on the implementation of a revolutionary electronic pen, the Mobile NoteTaker, by Fujitsu Siemens, which converts handwriting on a sheet of paper into a Word or PDF file. This latest-generation device has put an end to notes being left forgotten in notebooks and time lost searching for information. Its mechanism is as simple as that of a normal pen. The tool does not require special paper or an electronic screen and users can write on any surface. Moreover users do not need to be connected to a computer while writing, since the information can be downloaded after the work is finished using the USB cable included in the package.
The LCD screen on the electronic pen enables users to see and control the information entered in real time. Users can scan, save and share drawings, notes and meeting memorandums, talks and conferences on up to 100 pages of A4-size paper.
For Gayle Allard, Vice Dean for Research at IE University, â??the project has been welcomed by every student and with enormous satisfaction. Technology is one of our University’s key commitments. Our students will join the employment market with a greater knowledge of all the technology that can be applied to their work, helping them make the transition into the business world. Accordingly, the introduction of this new electronic pen places us at the leading edge of education, equipping our students with a tool that connects the traditional world of note-taking with new digital technologies”.