NoteTalker Academy

Untitled section

Untitled content 1

NoteTalker Academy

Helping you to take great notes!


Untitled content

Untitled content 2


………………..Lets get started....................


Untitled content 3



This Elearning platform has been created by NoteTalker to help encourage good note taking skills, and to look deeper into why notetaking is so vitally important into todays learning environments.


NoteTalker Academy

Note Talker academy has been created to support students and life learners. As through NoteTalkers experience of working with students on the ground, many find that creating their own unique style of notetaking can be challenging. Some find that taking vast amounts of notes, may not be the best notetaking strategy for their own consolidation or review of information, which in turn should support memory and knowledge.



NoteTalker have spent years on finding alternative ways to support notetaking, the idea behind this academy is to increase a students knowledge on the different types of note taking strategy's which are available, giving the student the ability to build a note taking strategy which is individualised to them.


Untitled content 4

Taught Units

Units to be covered

1. What is Listening?

2. Learn To Listen: Listening to Learn

3. How to be an Active Listener

4. What is a Lecture

5. Features of a Lecture

6. What are Notes

7. Cornell's Note Taking Strategy

8. Mind Mapping

9. Recording Notes

10. Reviewing Notes

11. Creating an Outline

12. What are Summary Paragraphs

13. How to make Note Taking Personal

14. Meaning of Repetition and Rehearsal

15. How to Generate Questions

16. Creating Preview Question

17. Understanding Consolidation

18. Explaining main features of NoteTalker

19. How to use NoteTalker App

20. Using NoteTalker as a Study Support Tool

Untitled hotspot question

Untitled content 5

Learning outcomes

By following the units in a systematic approach will help build on foundations of what is truly meant by listening. NoteTalker Three main Learning outcomes seek to be.


  • LO1: To understand the Physical, Psychological and Practical use of listening
  • LO2: To know different types of Note Taking Strategies and be able to applying Practical solutions to Note Taking
  • LO3: To be confident in using the best individualised approach to Note Taking to support review and consolidation of taught information

Untitled content 6

How to use tips and hints

Each unit will educate and share ideas on skills to developed and work on becoming a better note taker.

  • It starts with learning content
  • Some units come with interactive learning content
  • All learning content will cover, who would be best suited to the skill or strategy being proposed
  • At the end of each unit there is a Quiz, to support taught information


  • Take your time
  • You can always redo a section if you need to
  • Make sure you leave enough time to cover the material in one section (10mins at least)

Untitled content 7

What is Listening section


Untitled content 8

What is meant by listening?

  • Listening is the process of receiving information through the ears.
  • Through listening we identify sounds, stress, letters, rhythm and pausing.
  • We individually identify messages heard, using our brain synapses to convert this into something meaningful.

Untitled content 9

Examples of listening environments.

  • So when do we listen?
  • Talking on the phone
  • Listening to music
  • Attending meetings
  • Noisy public areas (coffee shop)





Untitled content 10

What famous people say about listening


Untitled content 11

Definitions of listening

Famous poet and author. Alfred Brendel -


Untitled content 12

Definitions of listening

  • William Shakespeare -



Untitled content 13

Definitions of listening


Untitled content 14

Definitions of listening – David Hockney – artist and photographer


Untitled content 15

Do we need to listen?

Untitled content 16

So what is listening then?

Is it as simple as stopping to hear? Being silent at times?

Given the fact that many famous people have found it difficult to really define listening, shows the complexity of what is involved and the meaning of listening along with how to build a skill in this.


Lets start by going back to basics, and looking into the ear, and what tips and tricks can help our understanding further of what is meant by being a good listener and how to take great notes.


Untitled content 17

Lets start with the anatomy of the human ear

The ear is made up of three main parts


Untitled content 18

What part does the Outer ear play in listening

  • The pinna -  The function of the pinna is to act as a funnel which assists in directing the sound further into the ear.


  • The ear canal - The function of the ear canal is to transmit sound from the pinna to the eardrum. 

Both supporting sound to move through the ear to reach the brain synapses to convert into meaningful messages.