Individual versus collaborative note-taking:Results of a quasi-experimental study on student note completeness, test performance, and academic writing

Courtney, M. and Costley, J. and Baldwin, M. and Lee, K. and Fanguy, M. (2022) Individual versus collaborative note-taking:Results of a quasi-experimental study on student note completeness, test performance, and academic writing. Internet and Higher Education, 55. ISSN 1096-7516

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Abstract

There is research showing benefits to both collaboration and note-taking, but a lack of research into how they may both work together in an online context. More specifically, there is a gap in the research looking at how collaborative note-taking and individual note-taking can be compared when considering the quality of the notes taken, and how note-quality can impact student performance. The present study looks at the online note-taking behavior and performance of 186 graduate students studying at a Korean university. The results indicate that students who collaborate perform better than individual note-takers on measures of recall of course content, but that individual note-takers perform better on tasks focused on academic writing. Furthermore, the findings suggest that note-quality has no effect on collaborative note-takers' recall of course content, and a slight negative impact on their writing, while individual note-takers benefit from higher quality notes for both recall and writing.

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Journal Article
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Internet and Higher Education
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173430
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17 Aug 2022 14:50
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17 Aug 2022 14:50