Findings from a national study released Jan. 7 show that using laptop computers for certain activities during law-school classes is linked to higher levels of student engagement and other positive outcomes, reports Indiana University. Students who frequently used their laptop to take notes, review ideas from past lectures, or read a self-prepared case brief were more likely to come to class prepared, contribute to class discussions, and synthesize material across courses. They were also more likely to work hard to meet faculty expectations. Perhaps to be expected, students who frequently used their laptops during class to surf the web, eMail,...

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