Integrating reviewing strategies into shared electronic note-taking: Questioning, summarizing and note reading

Chiung-Hui Chiu, Chiu Yi Wu, Hsiao Wei Cheng

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This study compared the effects of reviewing strategies in shared electronic note-taking activities, including questioning, summarizing, and note reading, on elementary school student note-taking quality and achievement. A non-equivalent pre- and post-test design was adopted. The participants were 188 sixth grade Taiwanese students in six computing classes. Through random assignment, two classes were assigned to the shared note-taking with questioning condition (SN-SQ), two classes to the shared note-taking with summarizing condition (SN-SS), and two classes to the shared note-taking with note reading condition (SN-SR). Students in each condition were arranged into same-sex dyads. The members of a dyad were assigned to separate computers, seated side-by-side, and required to collaborate with one another on a shared note-taking with reviewing task. The results revealed that the SN-SS students' notes contained more facts and concepts than the SN-SR students', and the SN-SS students achieved better grades on the unit quizzes and overall assessment two weeks later than those in the SN-SR condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-238
Number of pages10
JournalComputers and Education
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 14



  • Cooperative/collaborative learning
  • Elementary education
  • Improving classroom teaching
  • Interactive learning environments
  • Teaching/learning strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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