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How the New Jersey Institute of Technology Replaced Peer Notetakers with Note-taking Tools to Empower Independent Study
In a recent report, EdSurge found that independent learning was a significant factor in boosting retention amongst most at-risk students.

Student independence is a particular challenge for institutions using traditional note-taking accommodations. It is easy for students to become detached from their studies when relying on peer notetakers. The quality and reliability of notes is not always up to scratch, but crucially students neglect developing active listening skills that fuel their own critical analysis - and, ultimately, their engagement with course content.

That’s why the New Jersey Institute of Technology explored the benefits of note-taking technology.

In this session, hear from Meghan Hearns (DSS Assistant Director) about NJIT’s challenges with peer notetakers and how Sonocent Audio Notetaker offered a cost-effective replacement that empowered the individual student. We’ll explore a case study where a first year student progressed from academic probation to the top percentile of his class in just one semester.

The session will include a demonstration of how your students can use note-taking technology to capture and annotate audio in class, then revisit the material at their own pace to create richly detailed notes independently.

Attendees will have the opportunity to register their interest in trialing Sonocent note-taking software for free over a semester.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand how peer notetakers limit students’ independent study.
- Explore how an institution can use educational technology and improved note-taking skills to increase student engagement with course content.
- Identify the 4-step process for taking notes with Sonocent that has been shown to improve student attainment with increased confidence in independent learning.

Mar 8, 2018 3:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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