Tablet or Laptop: Which Device Do Students Prefer for Online Learning?

In higher education, video recordings of lectures have become all but standard in many departments. Many researchers have demonstrated that students perceive them to add value to a course, and some have even observed jumps in pass rates by including video lectures. But how do students view these videos? Do they prefer laptops over tablets or mobile phones? And how does it affect learning? In a study published this week, researchers displayed results from a two-cohort study.

“Choice of device to view video lectures: an analysis of two independent cohorts of first-year students,” was written by Jesca Namuddu and Paul Watts from the School of Health at the University of East London. The study was published on February 5 in Research in Learning Technology.

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