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AOSS Professor Perry Samson's LectureTools Cited in Wall Street Journal

Posted: July 14, 2010

AOSS professor Perry Samson’s LectureTools was recently highlighted in an article in the Wall Street Journal, “As Laptops Evolve, Education Transforms”. Historically, popular opinion held that laptops in the classroom cause distraction and hinder learning. However, recent research seems to show that properly managed, laptops can enhance a student's educational experience. (LectureTools is an interactive student response system and teaching module that utilizes a student's laptop and was developed by Professor Samson).

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