Computers and tablets have many benefits, one being that they are an amazing educational resource! But, how effective are they for note taking and learning?
Laptops allow for faster recording of information, which may seem like a positive thing, but what it tends to lead to is “transcribing” what is heard in lectures. Hand writing notes encourages students to be more selective in what they record as they cannot record it all. It forces students to think more in depth about what they are hearing and process it differently. Retention is so much better pen to paper!⠀