Yes! I am an academic and reasercher who reads and writes constantly. I am se;f avtualized enough to know that I LEARN and RETAIN info best by WRITING it down pen to paper. I do not retain info very well on computer. Which begs the question, Why Taking Notes By Hand is Better than Taking Notes by Lap Top.
We have been told that buying a laptop or a tablet for every student is a civil rights issue. Vendors of new technology might find it awkward to make such a claim for their products, but “reformers” do not.
Lest the inevitable technology boosters complain that I am spreading doubt, let me iterate and reiterate that I love technology. Nonetheless, it is important to acknowledge its drawbacks.
An article in Scientific American warns, “Don’t Take Notes with a laptop.”
Why? Students using a laptop tend to transcribe the teacher or professor’s remarks verbatim.
“Obviously it is advantageous to draft more complete notes that precisely capture the course content and allow for a verbatim review of the material at a later date. Only it isn’t. New research by Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer demonstrates that students who write out their notes on paper actually learn more. Across three experiments, Mueller and…
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