Taking Notes by Hand Benefits Recall, Researchers Find

Danya Perez-Hernandez, Practical Theory, Apr 03, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I was just going to ignore this but now I see it's getting some pickup, so I feel obliged to point out (to people who really should know better) that one small study of something does not 'show' anything. Here's the Chronicle: "new research suggests that even if laptops are used strictly to take notes, typing notes hinders students’ academic performance compared with writing notes on paper with a pen or pencil." The new study suggests, at best, the need for another study.

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