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 even if you don’t take them yourself. Here is good overview on some of the research on note taking.
LectureMonkey makes note taking easy and automated:
1. Completely automatic notes – set down your iPhone and let LectureMonkey record the lecture automatically. Review the lecture using the skip and fast talk features,
2. Automatic notes with bookmarks – record the lecture and add your own bookmarks directly using your iPhone, spending a couple of minutes after class to add a quick comment to each bookmark. In addition to using the skip and fast talk features you can review lectures by skipping to bookmarks to hear the important points,
3. Automatic notes with comments – record the lecture and add your own comments while the lecture is being recorded directly on your iPhone, or use your laptop.
Of course you can always add bookmarks and comments later through LectureMonkey. As well as your own bookmarks and comments, you’ll benefit from your classmates’ comments through the “live comment “feature. So not only do you benefit from your own notes, everyone can chip in and benefit from the “wisdom of the class”.
When class is over you’ll all have a completely accurate set of notes with all the important points recorded – what could be better than that?