Studies show college students are taking less challenging courses and studying less than students did 25 years ago did. Part of the problem may be …
… over-reliance on technology. Here’s why:
73% of collegians say they can’t study without technology, and
70% take notes with a keyboard, not pen and paper.
Both of these trends, reported in USA Today, may hamper learning.
Behavioral psychologists — and quite a few educators! — believe music, texting and surfing are distractions for most of us. Yet a majority of students think “plugging in” while studying helps them focus more.
Research shows handwriting helps us formulate ideas and solve problems. Writing is a partially innate skill that over time enhances how much a student learns.
Typing notes beats not taking notes at all and shouldn’t be discouraged. But handwriting notes and even some assignments wouldn’t be a bad idea for many students.
Source: Education News
Read more: http://educationtechnews.com/they-cant-even-study-without-technology/
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