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ERIC Number: ED383330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 9
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A Comparison of On-Line and Traditional Paper and Pencil Notetaking Methods during Computer-Delivered Instruction.
Quade, Ann M.
Readily accessible computer technologies including on-line notepads provide new environments for notetaking. This study sought to describe the effects of technology on the notetaking strategies and behaviors of university students. The following questions were addressed: (1) Given a choice, do students prefer taking notes from a computer tutorial using pencil and paper or the computer itself? (2) Is there a relationship between the subject's confidence level towards using computer related technology and the method of notetaking selected? (3) Does the method of notetaking affect time on task or achievement? and (4) Does the content of the notes (word count, percent of information copied, and percent of main ideas) differ significantly between students who used pencil and paper and those that used a computer? Findings indicate that taking notes from computer-based instruction (CBI) using an on-line notepad: promotes greater achievement than pencil and paper methods; is preferred by learners who report higher confidence ratings towards new technologies; and promotes minimal recording of the learner's own thoughts. No significant difference was found was found between the two groups' average time per module spent reviewing and taking notes. Results are illustrated in six tables. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/MAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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