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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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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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Transcription on a Laptop is NOT Note Taking (and is detrimental to your grades)

There is an interesting article on the association of psychological science (aps) website on the lack of value of value in trying to transcribe a lecture. The articles cites a study showing that laptops as a means of note taking … 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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Getting Ready for College

I found a great article on preparing for the transition from high-school to college on hercampus.com. One of the points focused on ¬†adjusting to a different use of time spent in the classroom. The first point is about thinking ahead. … Continue reading

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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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