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Investigating the benefits and challenges of using laptop computers in higher education classrooms

Posted on 03 Jun 2014 with 0 comments
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the benefits and challenges using laptop computers inside and outside higher education classrooms. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected from 156 university students (54 males, 102 females) enrolled in either education or communication studies. Benefits of using laptops in class were active note taking, particularly when instructors provided materials ahead of time, searching for academic resources, use of subject-specific software, communicating and sharing information with peers, and engaging with online interactive tools.


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