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Is Note-Taking More Effective with a Keyboard or a Pen?

  title={Is Note-Taking More Effective with a Keyboard or a Pen?},
  author={Stacee M Horwitz},
As the educational system attempts to incorporate technology into the daily regimen, controversy over technology’s impact has escalated amongst students and teachers. This study researched the impact of longhand versus typed notetaking medium on test performance. Past research has discovered that longhand note taking of a video lecture outperforms typing notes for conceptual test questions (Mueller & Oppenheimer, 2014). In Experiment 1, the purpose was to examine how longhand note taking… Expand
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