Learning in a digital age/LiDA101/Learning in a digital age/Listening and note-taking
Some learners prefer taking notes with pen and paper, but in this activity you will be required to use a note-taking application. You can, always use pen and paper to prepare your first draft before recording a digital text version of your notes. Most citation management tools provide note taking capabilities which you can associate with items stored in your library, however for the purposes of this activity you will directed to use Simplenote (an open source tool) because we will be using features of this tool for other course activities.
- Download and install a local copy of Simplenote for your desktop. We also recommend downloading the app for your mobile device.
- Create an online account for synchronising notes across your devices.
- Search for a video lecture or audio lecture (see below).
- Using Simplenote, record your notes from the lecture.
- The first line is used for the title of the note.
- Remember to include a link to the source of the information.
- Use tags
- If you decide to continue using Simplenote (rather than using the note-taking features of your citation management tool), remember to backup your notes regularly by exporting them.
The purpose of sharing your outputs is to demonstrate your success in using the digital tools, and to develop your skills and confidence in using social media to support your learning online. While this sharing activity is optional, it is important for building our learning community. Your notes may be valuable for your peers.
- Share your notes by publishing via Simplenote
- Copy the share link
- Post this share link on mastodon.oeru.org, provide a caption summarising your experience of this activity and remember to include the hashtag: #LiDA101 and #lida101notes. You should also include subject specific hashtags, to help readers to identify the topic of your notes, for example: #marketing, #onlinelearning, #history etc.
- View a few notes from your fellow learners by searching for the lida101notes tag. Don't be shy in complementing a good post by "favouriting" or replying to a toot. It is also a good idea to "follow" learners with similar interests.