Why is note taking important?

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Here, we explain why we’re campaigning for #NoteTakingNotNotes to improve student independence and learning

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Learning & Notetaking

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5 myths about provided notes (BUSTED)

Provided notes have been around for a long time in disability services. In that time, a few myths have built up around them.

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Why is note taking important?

Here, we explain why we’re campaigning for #NoteTakingNotNotes to improve student independence and learning

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Why provided notes aren’t working

Provided notes have been a primary support for decades. But when you take a closer look, it's not long before you notice some major problems with this set up...

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Teaching your students to fish

It’s time to replace provided notes with a long term solution that builds skills for life. Here’s how.

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What happens when you stop using professional notetakers?

Western Sydney was looking for an alternative to professional notetakers. Discover how 200 students favoured a more effective tool for note-taking skills.

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What does a successful note taking accommodation look like during online learning?

Remote learning has left institutions with a surplus of tech gathering dust. It’s time for an online alternative. Discover what that alternative is here.

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Asynchronous learning with Glean

Remote learning has introduced many students to asynchronous classes for the first time. Learn more about asynchronous learning here by reading our article.

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Note taking and remote learning

What role does note taking play in remote learning and what role can technology have in improving this skill? Discover more by reading our blog post here.

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What changes when delivering support online?

When recommendations are made for support in assessments, we assume that it'll operate in the physical world, on campus, where teaching is happening as normal.

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What is learned helplessness and how does it affect note-taking?

Learned helplessness can have serious effects on learning, has a close relationship with depression and anxiety. What is ‘learned helplessness’? Find out here.

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What changes when assessing needs online?

While the recommendations for support may not change, support staff need to adjust their approach for differences in communication when assessing online.

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The science of remote learning: multitasking and interruptions

Here, Dr. Sue explains how the COVID-19 crisis is forcing students to confront new strains on their attention, and what this might mean for attainment.

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#NoteTakingNotNotes: Top 5 insights from note taking research

Note taking has been the subject of intensive research over the past few decades. Luckily, we've sifted through the key findings so you don't have to. Here are 5 key takeaways

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Shaping the future of Note Taking Tech with Cornell University

You may have heard about it already through our webinars or from our team – Glean, the next evolution of Sonocent Audio Note Taker, is ready to launch.

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What kind of note taker are you? – Quiz

Do you think about your note taking? It often gets forgotten about, but it’s a hugely important study skill.

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Does this Victorian attitude to teaching seem familiar?

Our classrooms look very different now, but there’s a core to education older than most institutions. Discover what aspects remain from the Victorian era.

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Are our brains changing in the digital age?

The human brain is able to learn complex skills, and continually re-organise and reconnect neural pathways, which enable us to learn. Discover more here.

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Creativity and neurodiversity – is there a link?

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Beyond the lecture: Note-taking support throughout academic life

New college students have to adapt, take in information, and learn new skills. For students who struggle to take handwritten notes, this can be tough.

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How to Take Good Notes in College

Taking notes is crucial to learning in higher ed, but many students don’t get taught how to do it effectively. So let’s look at how to take good notes in college to help you get more from the information around you.

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Why do verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills matter?

You may often hear professionals talk about verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills in students with dyslexia. So what are these, and why are they important?

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Information processing speed: what you need to know

Working memory can have a big impact on a student’s ability to take notes in lectures, making it difficult to make useful and thorough notes. Learn more here.

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ADHD and Working Memory: what is the link?

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Why is working memory important in note-taking?

The value of note taking is well understood, but there is less focus on understanding the cognitive processes that are necessary to support good note taking.

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The challenges of implementing new accommodations

The options available for universities supporting students with disabilities are as varied as the students themselves. Explore accommodation challenges here.

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A Portrait of an Independent Learner

Meet Jodie – a fictional student we’ve created to highlight some of the qualities that are akin to the independent learner. Do you recognise her?

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Helping Students Become Independent Learners with Tech

Implementation of assistive technology in the classroom is about empowering students with disabilities. Learn how it nurtures skills such as note taking.

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How Does Autism Affect Student Learning and Behavior?

Autism can present a serious challenge to students in higher education and those providing support, but how does it affect student learning and behavior?