Good audio/sound recorder for lectures?

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Found 23rd Jan 2012
Does anyone use one? If so which one have you got?
I have no idea which one to get.
Dont want to spend too much on it.
Under £50.
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Cheers.
You're welcome.
they put everything online anyway....
Hope you're prepared to take a lot of flack & maybe even get thrown out of lectures. Some Lecturers really hate students doing this unless they've given explicit permission.
Edited by: "megalomaniac" 23rd Jan 2012
megalomaniac

Hope you're prepared to take a lot of flack & maybe even get thrown out … Hope you're prepared to take a lot of flack & maybe even get thrown out of lectures. Some Lecturers really hate students doing this unless they've given explicit permission.



Not arguing with you, but that sounds crazy. After all, you do pay for it.
don't bother..... just learn a few bits of shorthand to make taking notes faster and easier.

u really think u will record lecture, go back, listen and take notes then do assignment.
Gordonator

Not arguing with you, but that sounds crazy. After all, you do pay for it.


You pay to go the cinema, you can't record that ;-)

There are some lecturers that won't mind, there are some that record their own lectures and there are some that will crucify you. Recording lectures is a very divisive issue in academia at the moment.


magicbeans

don't bother..... just learn a few bits of shorthand to make taking notes … don't bother..... just learn a few bits of shorthand to make taking notes faster and easier.u really think u will record lecture, go back, listen and take notes then do assignment.

Gordonator

Not arguing with you, but that sounds crazy. After all, you do pay for … Not arguing with you, but that sounds crazy. After all, you do pay for it.



I agree with both those comments - a lot of lecturers will not like being recorded and even then it is unlikely you would go home and transpose what is said. Good notes wins the day!
I have had an Olympus VN2100 pc for years. It gets used on a daily basis for work and on the top quality record level, can take 3 hours worth of voice recording. You then plug into the pc and upload your notes. However, this model is no longer available and the next nearest thing would be something like amazon.co.uk/Oly…=8- which has over 800 hours of recording time! Told you mine was old, but the quality is still good.

Personally I found my lecturers didn't mind being recorded, so long as we asked first. However, I rarely listened back as my notes were usually good enough to be able to recall the information.

Just had another quick look and this amazon.co.uk/Son…8-1 seems to be a comparable machine for twenty quid less!
Edited by: "amber34688" 23rd Jan 2012
Thanks for all the comments guys.
amber34688

I have had an Olympus VN2100 pc for years. It gets used on a daily basis … I have had an Olympus VN2100 pc for years. It gets used on a daily basis for work and on the top quality record level, can take 3 hours worth of voice recording. You then plug into the pc and upload your notes. However, this model is no longer available and the next nearest thing would be something like [url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.amazon.co.uk%252FOlympus-VN-8600PC-Digital-recorder-display%252Fdp%252FB003W296LC%252Fref%253Dsr_1_3%253Fie%253DUTF8%2526qid%253D1327323849%2526sr%253D8-]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-VN-8600PC-Digital-recorder-display/dp/B003W296LC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1327323849&sr=8-[/url] which has over 800 hours of recording time! Told you mine was old, but the quality is still good.Personally I found my lecturers didn't mind being recorded, so long as we asked first. However, I rarely listened back as my notes were usually good enough to be able to recall the information.Just had another quick look and this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-ICD-BX112-Digital-voice-recorder/dp/B004SO876S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327324707&sr=8-1 seems to be a comparable machine for twenty quid less!



Thank you very much.
Will end up buying the latter model.

Its just that some lecture slides put online are so brief you have no idea wtf is going on when revising.

Edited by: "davidbeckham187" 23rd Jan 2012
amber34688

I have had an Olympus VN2100 pc for years. It gets used on a daily basis … I have had an Olympus VN2100 pc for years. It gets used on a daily basis for work and on the top quality record level, can take 3 hours worth of voice recording. You then plug into the pc and upload your notes. However, this model is no longer available and the next nearest thing would be something like [url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.amazon.co.uk%252FOlympus-VN-8600PC-Digital-recorder-display%252Fdp%252FB003W296LC%252Fref%253Dsr_1_3%253Fie%253DUTF8%2526qid%253D1327323849%2526sr%253D8-]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-VN-8600PC-Digital-recorder-display/dp/B003W296LC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1327323849&sr=8-[/url] which has over 800 hours of recording time! Told you mine was old, but the quality is still good.Personally I found my lecturers didn't mind being recorded, so long as we asked first. However, I rarely listened back as my notes were usually good enough to be able to recall the information.Just had another quick look and this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-ICD-BX112-Digital-voice-recorder/dp/B004SO876S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327324707&sr=8-1 seems to be a comparable machine for twenty quid less!



Thanks again!
just a normal dictaphone does if you sit near the front, however you do need to ask if you can record the lectures first.
u seem dedicated to doing well....nice to see....wish u all the best with ur degree
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