The technological revolution has forever changed the way that people in many different environments work and learn. The modern classroom is no exception; it is rapidly changing due to the influx of technology such as laptops, tablets, smart boards, etc. This study will examine the effect that such technology has had on the modern day learning environment. Specifically, what effect does typing lecture notes on a laptop instead of writing them by hand have on test scores? Previous literature on this topic varies greatly, and covers a number of different facets of note-taking behavior. Early work in memory identifies three distinct processes involved in the memoryprocess. These are Encoding, Storage, and Retrieval. Since retrieval, within the context of the learningenvironment, is the process of actually remembering the material during a test, most studies involving note-taking behavior, including the current study, focus on the encoding or external storage aspects of memory.
"Note Taking Effectiveness in the Modern Classroom,"
The Compass: Vol. 1
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.arcadia.edu/thecompass/vol1/iss1/9