Note Taking is the biggest problem students with dyslexia encounter
Digital Note taking: revolutionising the way learners work with spoken information
Note taking is a core study skill that is intrinsic to learning. Students who develop an effective means of capturing and managing their information have greater academic success. Note taking is a cognitively demanding process where many learners can struggle due to issues including working memory, spelling and grammar, auditory processing and multitasking. The challenges are particularly prevalent when it comes to capturing and processing spoken information.
Spoken information can make up 70% of the information we process; whether it be in a classroom or lecture theatre, a podcast recording or webinar, a video or other flipped content. This presentation will showcase how the unique features of Sonocent AudioNotetaker address the fundamental barriers to taking effective notes of this spoken information.
Originally developed for the dyslexic community in UK Higher Education, Audio Notetaker addresses note taking barriers with its unique ability of generating a visual representation of speech captured from live or recorded lectures, tutorial discussions, podcasts, webinars, videos, flipped content or other streaming multimedia. The visual representation transforms transient audio information into a concrete and tangible visual format where students can apply active listening comprehension skills to annotate key information with colour highlighters (much like text can be highlighted). Students can later revisit their recordings and summarise the material at their own pace. Additional audio, text, slides, images and links to reference material can be added into the one interactive workspace when students review their original notes. The software also integrates with Dragon to transcribe captured audio into text. Importantly, Audio Notetaker can be classified as an audio centric Microsoft Office Suite of tools where any of the elements in the workspace can be instantly exported to create written assignments, audio books or study guides, videos or podcasts.
This presentation will also highlight the difference Audio Notetaker is making for over 120,000 students with learning difference in enabling independence with taking notes, supporting the development of core study skills, aiding greater learner retention and improving grades.
Audience context: Middle School, Secondary School, Tertiary