Monthly Archives: November 2013

Research on Note Taking

Note taking during lectures is an important part of  being a student. Research shows that reviewing notes is one of the best ways to succeed. Taking your own notes and reviewing is best, but almost as good is reviewing notes … Continue reading

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Some Numbers for Note Takers

If you look at the above chart, it is pretty clear why transcribing a lecture while listening is a bad idea – transcribing a 45 minute lecture would take almost 4 hours by hand and a little over 2 if … Continue reading

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Note Taking as an International Student

Note taking is never easy (as you can see from my previous posts on the topic: Note Taking Strategies for College and All of Us are Smarter than Any of Us) and those difficulties are only compounded for foreign students – actually … Continue reading

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Note Taking Strategies for College

For many, note taking during a lecture is a given but how do you know what to put in your notes? Some students try to write everything, but that is a really bad strategy – you are so busy writing\typing, … Continue reading

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Editing Presentation\Board Locations while Recording

Sometimes you’ll set up LectureMonkey to record specific locations, and then things shift (you change your seat, the lecturer all of a sudden starts using the whiteboard, etc.). To handle these situations without having to interrupt recording LectureMonkey provides location … Continue reading

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Udacity Pivot

I was reading the Fast Company interview with Sebestian Thrun and Udacity’s latest pivot. A lot of ink has been spilled analyzing the article and it content (e.g. here, here, here and here). Pundits aside, one of the most interesting assertions … Continue reading

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All of Us are Smarter than Any of Us

Note taking is a good strategy for college, but on its own it isn’t enough. For example here is what Stanford University has to say about taking notes: Lecture notes should be as specific and concrete as possible: Be precise … Continue reading

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