Longhand better than laptop for note taking

30 Apr

A paper in Psychological Science reports:

“laptop note takers’ tendency to transcribe lectures verbatim rather than processing information and reframing it in their own words is detrimental to learning.”

The paper concludes:

“For that reason,  laptop use in classrooms should be viewed with a healthy dose of caution; despite their growing popularity, laptops may be doing more harm in classrooms than good.”

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One Response to “Longhand better than laptop for note taking”


  1. More on note taking | peakmemory - April 10, 2015

    […] I have posted on this study in the past, but Vox has a nice gloss of the paper: […]

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