Technology Makes the Brain Work Less: Laptops Are Detrimental to Learning
Distraction is one reason why devices like smartphones, laptops and tablets are not good for classrooms. Now, there is a study that shows that these devices are bad for another reason.
|Psychological Science April 23, 2014 0956797614524581|
Lecture: Mustafa Akyol – Faith versus Tradition in Islam
1. According to the speaker, where in Saudi Arabia are men and women not segregated by their genders?All three studies show students who take notes using a laptop perform worse when asked questions related to the lecture they viewed. In one of the studies, the students were advised not to take notes word for word. Still, even with this intervention, the results are similar. Here are the raw data that pertain to the sample lecture above:
2. From what two cultures did Muslims adopt the practice of seclusion of women, according to the speaker?
3. What time period does Albert Hourani define as "The Liberal Age" of Islam?
4. According to the speaker, what three reforms did the Islamic modernism help institute in the 19th century Ottoman Empire?
5. The speaker gives several examples of things that are considered "Islamic Law," but which are not in the Koran and actually developed later. Name three.
6. In what year did Turkey have its first free and fair elections?
7. During what era were most of these non-Koranic tenets adopted into Islam, according to the speaker?
1. Describe the concept of "Islamic modernism" as presented by the speaker.
2. To what does the speaker attribute the rise of Islamism in the 20th century?
3. Turkey maintained its independence after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. How did this lead to the development of a more "liberal" Islamic culture in Turkey (compared to other Middle Eastern countries)?
|Above copied from Psychological Science April 23, 2014 0956797614524581|
This perhaps highlights the difference between the pen and the keyboard. One is mindful, while the other is mindless. This is what the keyboard does. Can we imagine what a mouse does?
Mueller and Oppenheimer end their paper with the following:
...laptop use in classrooms should be viewed with a healthy dose of caution; despite their growing popularity, laptops may be doing more harm in classrooms than good.