Paper intermedium: using paper to support interactive educational experiences
Computers are common in today's classrooms, but are available to most students for only special projects. Paper and pencil are available at all times but do not have the processing flexibility we associate with computers. A new class of printing and scanning software blurs the boundary between online and offline information, giving rise to the term "paper intermedium," a communication tool that has characteristics of both digital and print media. Given the simple affordability of this printing-scanning-response paradigm, we can create many useful scenarios to support education in the schoolroom.
Bobrow, D. G. ; Everett, J. O. ; Vyrros, A. Paper intermedium: using paper to support interactive educational experiences. IEEE Computer. 2001 March; 34 (3): 52-53.