The University of Rochester now offers notetaking using Livescribe smartpens and notebooks as an accommodation.
Hopefully many more colleges as well as K-12 schools will soon offer notetaking service this way as well perhaps modeling their program after the U of Rs since they’ve created helpful documents (e.g., Lecture Recording Conditions) which should shorten the amount of work other programs need to do to offer notetaking using Livescribe technology.
From their site:
We are pleased to inform you of the technologically advanced note-taking system Learning Assistance Services (LAS) will be providing beginning Fall 2009. Most students who receive notes as an accommodation will now be provided with a Pulse Smartpen and set of four notebooks.
The Pulse Smartpen is relatively new technology that links audio (class lectures) to what students write (their notes). Students will walk out of each class session with a complete audio recording, and will have the option to play back their lectures at differing speeds, download their notes online, jump ahead in their notes, bookmark special pages, and so much more.
Please use the links below to learn more about this new service.
INFORMATION FOR INSTRUCTORS:
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS: