By Erik Ofgang for Tech and Learning
New research has found that students who take notes outperform students who photograph slides during an online lecture. “We consistently found that note-takers remembered more information from the lectures than photo-takers or no-note-takers,” says Dr. Sarah Shi Hui Wong, an instructor at the National University of Singapore, and the lead author of the paper. “In fact, photo-takers performed just as poorly on the test as their peers who didn’t take any notes at all.”
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Research consistently shows that writing is one of the best ways – if not the best way – for students to remember text and ideas. This is why Reading Kingdom includes a lot of writing. It’s a great way for students to improve visual memory which is a key to reading fluency.