Want to Increase Student Engagement in Large Classes? Require Laptops!

Friday, January 13 | 9:30AM–10:15AM | Essex
Session Type: Professional Development
While it may sound counterintuitive, research at the University of Michigan suggests that the deliberate use of laptops in large classes increases student attentiveness and engagement compared to classes where laptops use is ignored. Students report increased attentiveness and engagement and self-report better understanding of the material. This presentation will be conducted as a simulated classroom, and you are invited to bring your laptop to experience the application (LectureTools, http://www.lecturetools.com) that has been developed as a result of lessons learned. You will be able to take notes, respond to questions, and pose questions electronically during the presentation.


  • Perry Samson

    Professor, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor