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An independent alternative to using Human Notetakers

Proposal No: 2648

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  • Adam Pearce, Mr, Sonocent

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

Class note taking is still seen as the key medium of capturing information in lecture driven college courses. With the rising prevalence of human note takers for students with learning difficulties, the process of note taking has become a passive experience that does not always lead to positive learning outcomes for students.


Human note taking has become prevalent in college education, alongside a growing philosophy that students need to become independent learners. Coupled with the growing pressure for better grades to compete in global economy, students face a difficult challenge to optimize their learning at college. The question now is how can students be supported to seize the opportunity to learn at college in an independent manner? Sonocent Audio Notetaker is an innovative note taking and study tool which enables almost any student to create complete notes from class, facilitating independence and better learning. It was designed for students who struggle with note taking, but adopted by many others.In this presentation we will: Explore the importance of taking high quality notes Demonstrate how Audio Notetaker can be used to create effective and interactive notes. Demonstrate how Audio Notetaker can lead to tangible learning outcomes.


  1. The importance of note taking will be explored given the current landscape of college education
  2. demonstration of Audio Notetaker, showing how effective and interactive notes can be produced
  3. Examples of how Audio Note taker can take notes beyond the lecture hall and lead to tangible learning gains

Speaker Bio(s)

Adam Pearce

Adam Pearce is a former secondary school teacher and has taught a wide variety of qualifications in the UK and overseas. He has a passion for learning and is keen to promote a more accessible learning environment for students and teachers alike.