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Lectures over the Transom

One metaphor we used to use at IBM research was technology “over the transom”. “Over the transom” is an idiom for work submitted for publication without being solicited. The idea was that in many cases Research would come up with … Continue reading

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LectureMonkey 2.0 is Out – The World’s First (and Only) Universal Lecture Capture Platform

Most adult education is presented in the form of frontal lectures. It has been shown that high quality lecture notes are crucial for student understanding and knowledge retention from lectures. Students have difficulty taking quality notes, generally noting less than … Continue reading

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5 Things Students and Teachers Get Wrong about Note Taking

1. Good notes are not just useful, but are crucial for academic success – students that just listen comprehend 50% or less of a lecture and forget 80% after 2 weeks (unless they have notes to review). 2. Student notes … Continue reading

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3 Simple Rules for Using Recorded Lectures as Notes

In most of the debates I see around new models for higher education, the main focus is on how to change (improve?) the way lessons are taught. I am not convinced that is the right focus – or what will … 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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