Making the case for pen and paper.

A new study recently published in the Journal Computers & Education has concluded that students that use computers to take notes or who multitask during lectures get lower marks than students that use pen and paper to take notes. The study also showed that students using pen and paper to take notes and who were seated near the multi-taskers received lower grades, possibly as a result of being distracted by the multi-taskers.
It is thought that the act writing helps the brain process the information more fully in a way that typing does not. You can read more about it here and here and you can read the full study here.