The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note Taking

Researchers have suggested that laptop note taking is less effective than longhand note taking for learning. Studies have focused on students’ capacity for multitasking and distraction when using laptops. This research suggests that even when laptops are used solely to take notes, they may still be impairing learning because their use results in shallower processing. 


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