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ERIC Number: EJ945771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0569
Note-Taking and Memory in Different Media Environments
Lin, Lin; Bigenho, Chris
Computers in the Schools, v28 n3 p200-216 2011
Through this study the authors investigated undergraduate students' memory recall in three media environments with three note-taking options, following an A x B design with nine experiments. The three environments included no-distraction, auditory-distraction, and auditory-visual-distraction; while the three note-taking options included no-note-taking, taking-notes-on-paper, and taking-notes-on-computer. The results of word recalls from 21 participants showed significant interactions between media environments and note-taking options. In the no-distraction environment, the participants had better word recall taking notes on paper than taking notes on computer or not taking notes. However, in the auditory-visual-distraction environment, the participants had better word recall with no note taking than taking notes on computer or taking notes on paper. The participants' comments provided insights for implications for learning in different media environments. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A