Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

News

How Laptops Can Enhance Learning in College Classrooms

Posted: May 21, 2010

How Laptops Can Enhance Learning in College Classrooms

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (U-M News Service) — Despite the distraction potential of laptops in college classrooms, new research shows that they can actually increase students' engagement, attentiveness, participation and learning.

To achieve this, however, the instructor must set the right stage, says University of Michigan professor Perry Samson.

Samson is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences who has received honors for his educational technology work.

Read full story

Latest Headlines