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2018

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Note-Taking And The Decision To Externalize Memory, Anna Slavina Jan 2018

Note-Taking And The Decision To Externalize Memory, Anna Slavina

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation was to examine the relationship between note-taking and learning, particularly as it relates to the use of technology in the classroom. Two laboratory studies explore how taking and saving notes on a computer impacts memory for facts and the folders where notes for those facts are stored. A qualitative study provided an updated look at how students think about note-taking and how technology affects their note-taking habits. Another laboratory study explored the difference in recall for facts and folders when notes were taken by hand on note-cards and saved in physical folders or on a ...