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Computers in Class Bring Down Tests Scores

Having the world at your fingertips through the Internet was touted as a revolution in education, but a new study suggests Internet in the classroom is linked to poorer test scores. Writing in the journal Psychological Science, researchers at Michigan State University say the trend of lower test scores was seen even with the “most intelligent and motivated” students. For the study, the researchers observed laptop use of 127 students in an introductory psychology class. They found...

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