Dust off those Bic ballpoints and college-ruled notebooks—research shows that taking notes by hand is better than taking notes on a laptop for remembering conceptual information over the long term. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Source: Take notes by hand for better long-term comprehension

I wonder what happens in 10 years when students who haven’t written long hand very much are subjected to the same study? For future study, I’d like to see research into specific note taking methods, such as Cornell notes, and see how they fare on the computer vs writing out long hand.