[Athen] Does your institution use Sonocent?

Judy Bagley judy.bagley at furman.edu
Tue Oct 4 12:26:52 PDT 2016

We have started using Sonocent this semester. I did a pilot over the summer to get my feet wet. I now have about 30 students using Sonocent but also have over 100 classes with a peer notetaker. Normally, I have notetakers in around 200 classes.

If appropriate, I talk about notetaking during the intake meeting. I then show a two and a half minute video about Sonocent. Almost all freshman have picked Sonocent over a peer notetaker. My upperclassman don't want to try something new. The students using it really like it. They like having control of the notes rather than relying on someone else.

I then provide a follow up email with the license number and some training videos. That has been enough to get most students started. A few will come back and ask questions, but overall they are self-taught. We do offer training, but most students don't need it.

I have found the company wonderful to work with. They are great about answering questions in a timely manner and provide excellent support.

Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions.

Judy Bagley, M.A.T.


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Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:43:30 PM
To: 'Access Technology Higher Education Network'
Subject: [Athen] Does your institution use Sonocent?

Howdy all, I'm interested in hearing from those who have deployed Sonocent's Audio Notetaker as a possible alternative for students with a notetaker or audio recorder accommodation.

Do you train students how to use the software? What feedback have you received from students? Do many find it to be an effective solution for overcoming in-class note taking barriers?


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