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Close the lid, raise the grade

2 April 2013 No Comment

It may not be much of a surprise to some, but a new study shows students who multi-task on their laptops during lectures do not absorb as much information as students who do not multi-task.
The study had a group of students, some with laptops, some without, sit in a lecture-style environment. Once the lecture was over, students were given tasks to complete based on the lecture material. Those who paid full attention during the lecture performed much better than those who were taking notes on their computers.
Could this research lead to strict rules…

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