As a film instructor I have always wondered about this. 🙂


As the debate around laptops in the classroom continues, a series of U.S. studies shows that the use of technology to aid learning may not always have a positive outcome.

New research by Princeton University researcher Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer of the University of California shows that the use of laptops for taking notes—which is becoming increasingly common—impedes learning.

In three studies titled “The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note-Taking,” the researchers found that students retain less information if taking lecture notes on a laptop rather than by hand.

“Laptops lead to mindless transcription and worse performance. Handwriting consistently leads to better memory encoding,” Mueller said.

Read the rest of this article from The Epoch Times.