The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard

  title={The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard},
  author={Pam Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1159 - 1168}
Taking notes on laptops rather than in longhand is increasingly common. Many researchers have suggested that laptop note taking is less effective than longhand note taking for learning. Prior studies have primarily focused on students’ capacity for multitasking and distraction when using laptops. The present 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. In three studies, we found… 

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