The Risk of Having Laptops in the Classroom

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 13:43 mins

Guest: Richard Patterson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics, U.S. Military Academy at West Point These days, the sound of pencil scratching on paper is rare on college campuses. Instead, professors hear clacking keys and look out on a sea of faces illuminated by laptop screens. But despite how convenient and useful laptops are, a new study finds they actually hurt academic performance when used in the classroom.

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