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04-17-2002, 03:22 PM
Has anyone used a PDA for "notecarding" when preparing for an exam?
Was it as effective as physical 3x5 cards?
What PDA did you use?
What softwared did you use?
Could you enter scribbles like graphs, formulas and diagrams, or did you have to stick to text only?
How did you enter the data?
Even if you haven't done this but are familiar with PDAs, I would still appreciate your thoughts and comments.
04-17-2002, 03:42 PM
I haven't used my PDA for this specifically, but I have mentioned this issue to a number of publishers. Flashcards on PDA would mean you could easily carry a large volume of info. It also means you could do things like sort by topic, or chapter, or do searches, etc.
I see this being of the most use for commuters. An hour on the train with a PDA beats carrying textbooks or study guides. In short, I like the idea.
04-17-2002, 04:51 PM
I've been trying to decide how I want to do this as well. Either notecards or possibly an outline.
04-17-2002, 05:57 PM
There is a software program for the Palm Pilot that does something similar to what you are after. I no longer have my Palm Pilot so can't tell you the exact name but the program is called Flash something???
Basically, you enter questions and answers and can then review in a typical flashcard style. It will also construct "learning quizzes" where the computer shuffle and asks you the question sides of the card and you "answer" the question (on the honor system i.e., very right, right, wrong, very wrong). The computer then tracks how often you answer correctly or incorrectly (including adjustments for the very portion). Correctly answered questions begin showing up less frequently and incorrectly answered questions begin showing up more frequently.
Try looking in the Learning Software subsection of the PDA section of the various freeware and shareware sites (TUCOWS (http://tucows.texoma.net/), Jumbo! (http://www.jumbo.com/), download (http://www.download.com/), filemine (http://www.filemine.com/), hotfiles (http://www.hotfiles.com/), shareware (http://www.shareware.com/), Freeware32 (http://www.freeware32.com/), or FreewareHome (http://www.freewarehome.com/)) That is where I originally found the program and several similar ones.
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