students who write out their notes on paper actually learn more.
those who wrote out their notes by hand had a stronger conceptual understanding and were more successful in applying and integrating the material than those who used took notes with their laptops.
taking notes by hand forces the brain to engage in some heavy “mental lifting,” and these efforts foster comprehension and retention. By contrast, when typing students can easily produce a written record of the lecture without processing its meaning
high verbatim note content was associated with lower retention of the lecture material
transcription fails to promote a meaningful understanding or application of the information
those who took longhand notes outperformed laptop participants. Because longhand notes contain students’ own words and handwriting, they may serve as more effective memory cues by recreating the context (e.g., thought processes, emotions, conclusions) as well as content (e.g., individual facts) from the original learning session.
Because students can use these posted materials to access lecture content with a mere click, there is no need to organize, synthesize or summarize in their own words.