This research explores the effect of the use of laptop computers on students’ learning experiences during lectures. Our methodology involves embedding laptops with visualization software as a learning aid during lectures. We then employ a framework of seven principles of good practice in higher education to evaluate the impact of the use of laptop computers on the learning experience of computer programming students. Overall, we found that students were highly motivated and supportive of this innovative use of laptop computers with lectures.
D’Souza, Daryl; Harland, James; Hamilton, Margaret; Alsaggaf, Wafaa; and Laakso, Mikko-Jussi, "The Use of Laptop Computers in Programming Lectures" (2012). ACIS 2012 Proceedings. 90.