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ERIC Number: EJ1093744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Collaborative Note-Taking: The Impact of Cloud Computing on Classroom Performance
Orndorff, Harold N., III.
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v27 n3 p340-351 2015
This article presents the early findings of an experimental design to see if students perform better when taking collaborative notes in small groups as compared to students who use traditional notes. Students are increasingly bringing electronic devices into social science classrooms. Few instructors have attempted robustly and systematically to implement this technology to facilitate student learning. This study examines the efficacy of using technology to improve student note-taking. Cloud-based collaborative software makes it possible for the first time to break down the most basic walls that separate students during the process of taking and encoding notes. Collaborative note participants used Google Drive under direction of an instructor to assess performance differences. Strong evidence is found that such groups improve grades and related learning outcomes.
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Software, Computer Use, Users (Information), Information Technology, Computers, Information Management, Delivery Systems, Information Storage, Notetaking, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Social Sciences, Interviews, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Higher Education, College Students, Statistical Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Likert Scales
International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning. Web site: http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A