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ERIC Number: EJ854019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Miracle or Menace: Teaching and Learning with Laptop Computers in the Classroom
Efaw, James; Hampton, Scott; Martinez, Silas; Smith, Scott
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v27 n3 p10-18 2004
All freshmen at the United States Military Academy at West Point now have laptop computers to use in class. Several instructors for the General Psychology course that all freshmen take are currently incorporating classroom learning activities and strategies to leverage the technology tools available with laptop computers. This article reports on a study conducted by the authors that aims to examine teaching techniques, lessons learned, and student performance during the integration of laptops in teaching and learning psychology in the traditional classroom. The goals behind introducing the laptops are to enhance teaching practices and efficiency and positively influence student learning and attitudes toward psychology. This article presents an overview of the authors' quasi-experimental study examining the effects of integrating laptop computers on teaching practices, student learning, and student attitudes. The authors highlight specific teaching practices, student activities, and lessons learned throughout their discussion to help colleagues evaluate the authors' experience and consider laptops for integration into their classrooms. (Contains 11 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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