Remember the school days, when you carried really heavy bags to schools. Different notebooks for Mathematics, Science, English and also those heavy-ass books. Chances are, if you are any kind of student in Nepal, you have to carry butt loads of notebooks and papers, organize them and make sure they don’t get misplaced. What if I told you there’s a better way to approach the whole “going-to-class-and-taking-notes” thing?
Imagine a class where students take notes on their laptops and tablets. In this day and age, almost everyone owns a device capable of taking notes like a laptop or tablet. Even if they don’t own one, with the money they save every year on their notebooks and stationary supplies, they will eventually be able to buy a decent device anyways. Add to that, cheap devices are getting as powerful as devices which would pass as a premium buy a few years back. Let’s look at the benefits in a student’s perspective of the whole scenario:
Improved note taking
Note taking apps like Evernote and OneNote offer excellent features that can help students to take effective notes. Also it has features like highlighting, using graphs and pictorial descriptions, attaching links, audio and video files. These features can make taking notes and being attentive in class (dare I say) fun.
Maybe you were too sick to go to the last class. No problem, your friend can email you the notes.
Any decent tablet or laptop offers more than enough space for note taking. And unlike your notebooks, it will take years before you run out of writing space. Even if you run out, you can opt for free backup services like Google Drive to backup all your notes online.
Organizing is easier
All your notes can be in one place, yet it will be easy to navigate through those notes with a just a few clicks.
There are countless benefits to this kind of tech adoption in the field of education. However, one drawback is that research suggests that student tend to retain slightly more information when writing with a pen and paper. But in this case, the pros seem to outweigh the cons.