Like to talk about pedagogy and ‘research driven education’, but don’t want to read all those long academic research papers?
Well, here’s some really important academic research, but in TL;DR format:
First, the reason that my colleagues and I often talk about pen input on Windows tablets:
Students who used laptops to take notes learned less than students who used paper due to a more mindless and word-for-word style of note-taking.
Note that this isn’t about laptops versus paper – it’s about the fact that students taking notes with a keyboard learn less than those who use a pen (like I do with OneNote and the stylus on my Surface Pro 3)
Source: Psychological Science Journal
Secondly, evidence that simply encouraging 1:1 or BYOD computers can actually lower student achievement:
|Students who multitasked on a laptop during a lecture scored lower on a test compared to those who did not multitask, and students who were in direct view of a multitasking peer scored lower on a test compared to those who were not.|
Source: Computers and Education magazine
And finally, support for the view that stand-and-deliver lectures should end:
|Undergraduate students in classes with traditional lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, active learning methods.|
Source: Science Magazine
For more of this kind of research, take a look at: