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Unformatted text preview: "Exploring the Benefits and Changes of Using Laptop Computers in Higher Education Classrooms" Read the Article Kay, Robin H., and Sharon Lauricella. "Exploring the Benefits and Challenges ofUsing Laptop Computers in Higher Education Classrooms: A Formative Analysis." Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology . 37.1 (2011): 1-18. Print. Summary: This was a study of the benefits and the problems of laptops in the classroom. Kay and Lauricella monitored the laptop use of the students and took surveys after the class was done. Kay and Lauricella tested the benefits of note taking, academic activities, access to recourses, academic success and academic communication. The problems were tested on the grounds of distractions of the laptop and of other students laptop activity, non-academic communication, and entertainment. Kay and Lauricella found that the benefits out weigh the challenges but that is because the class they were testing had specific tasks to do on their computer throughout the class time, which...
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