A new version of the successful student app and desktop software will be released on Wednesday 14th February. The enhancements will facilitate greater engagement and active listening during a lecture; help overcome cognitive overload; support visual and kinaesthetic learning styles more effectively; and, make navigation much simpler.
Notetalker app enables students who struggle to listen whilst capturing key information in a way that is now simpler than ever.
The latest version equips students with the tools to break down a lecture into a few key areas which can be colour-coded. This reduces the need for a student to engage in high level processing through detailed note writing and allows more time to focus on the lecturer.
Students who learn through a more visual or kinaesthetic learning method can now set the app to auto-bookmark, defaulting to photos or the newly integrated scribble pad for quickly saving additional information and visual notes.
If required, headings and short bullet point notes can be added to organise notes easily in a style that echoes the Cornell technique. This note writing strategy is used by some students to overcome cognitive overload.
At the same time a new version of Notetalker Edit desktop software will be released. Users will experience a simpler layout making it easier to navigate.
Students exporting their personalised rich media notes to popular mind mapping software will be able to do so with more control and ease. Mind mapping is an ideal tool to help students organise their thoughts for revision or essay planning based on the audio, text and visual notes they have made in Notetalker.
Through the new update there is a greater flexibility to incorporate a number of different approaches, which strengthens the link between the learners' visual and text notes, and the recorded spoken word. The updates will allow students to capture all the important content from a learning activity in a way that suits them, without distracting them from the primary objective - to listen to and learn from the lecture.
Notetalker users can upgrade for free on February 14th by following the instructions on their app or desktop software when prompted.
Professionals can request a free user code to trial the new productivity tool. A licence will be sent on February 14th when the new version is released.
Register for one of our webinars to hear how the latest version will support students with different learning styles even more effectively. Attendees will be entered into a prize draw to win a £30 Restuarant Choice voucher, which can be used at popular high street chains.