Friday, June 24, 2016

Notetaking by handwriting vs. keyboard study

Handwriting appears to focus classroom attention and boost learning in a way that typing notes on a keyboard does not, new studies suggest. Students who took handwritten notes generally outperformed students who typed their notes via computer, researchers found. Compared with those who type their notes, people who write them out in longhand appear to learn better, retain information longer, and more readily grasp new ideas.
Mueller, L., & Oppenheimer, D. (2014). The pen is mightier than the keyboard. Psychological Science (April 23).

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