Center for Educational Innovation

Academic Affairs and Provost

Pedagogical Journal Club

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

Article: Computers and productivity: Evidence from laptop use in the college classroom

The November Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club will discuss the article “Computers and productivity: Evidence from laptop use in the college classroom” published in 2017 in the Economics of Education Review. The authors take advantage of multiple classes with different laptop polices to determine the effect of laptop use on student academic performance.  The three different policies were: laptops not allowed, laptops required, and laptops optional. They found students required to use laptops in class performed significantly worse, and students who are asked to not use their laptops performed significantly better, than students who are not affected by a laptop policy. We will discuss the implications of this article for your teaching.  You may also participate via WebEx.

Location: University Office Plaza Room 444

Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club

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