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I have been using Recallplus for a year now to help me study for university
I am a third year medical student at Sydney University. I started using RecallPlus last year, in preparation for the second year exams. My course requires us to learn large amounts of information, and ideally to have that knowledge readily accessible in the future. As a study tool for those exams, I found RecallPlus useful in two ways:
This made my revision quite efficient, which was important given the quantity of information I needed to go through. This year I am using the program slightly differently.
I don't find studying easy! My approach to study in the past has been quite vague and haphazard, and I know a lot of the information I have learnt has been lost soon after the exam. RecallPlus has given me a structure to study with and a method to approach studying difficult or large topics, which at first appear quite daunting. It has also helped to me to have confidence that the information I am studying is likely to stay with me for longer. If you have any further questions about how I use RecallPlus please feel free to contact me.
Ann Craig (Medical Student)
To whomever it may concern,
My name is Nathan Cooney and I am a student studying Medicine at the University of Sydney.
I have been using the Recall Plus software designed by Dr Adrian Ternouth for the past few months. By using this program I find it very quick and easy to make notes on topics of medicine that I will need to know for formal examinations as well in my future career as a doctor. The feature that I find most useful in the software package is the self-assessment mode. It is an excellent tool for revising and learning all the topics I have made notes on.
It is the most effective way of learning that I have found to date. I have allowed time to use this program as part of my regular study schedule and I now find it an invaluable tool. I believe that I will use the software not only whilst at university but I think it be very useful as a database of notes that can be referred to when I start practicing medicine and as a study tool for post-graduate exams.
RecallPlus' creator, Adrian Ternouth, has given me a demonstration of the software and my belief is that it would be a highly effective study tool for my students at Sydney Girls High School. Our students are highly motivated to revise their schoolwork each night. The Recall Plus program allows the students to structure their notes using their own words and 'memory hook' graphics, thereby giving the students ownership of their study which I believe will lead to improved learning.
Our students respond well to the challenge of testing so the self-testing feature makes this a very attractive program. My initial assessment of its applicability was to data/ fact/ rote type learning, but on reflection I believe students could also use the program very effectively to work through scenarios/case studies/ problem solving subjects as well. I am anticipating that our students will really enjoy using Recall Plus as it gives them a structure to work within as well as space for their personal creativity.Yours sincerely,
Head Teacher, Technology (Sydney Girls High)
17 April 2003
I am familiar with the soft ware developed by Adrian Ternouth, which is marketed under the name "RecallPlus". I have trialled it on a number of occasions, and found it to be very efficient.
I am preparing to market a teaching course at present, and am keen to use this program as the primary form of distribution. The features that interest me are the ability for the students to test themselves, and their ability to add to the notes if they wish. This allows them to use it as a combination of external teaching aid and their own notes and revision.
I am happy with the in built security system, and the methods of acquiring payment that the program uses. I am also very keen on the copyright protection that this format offers me.
RecallPlus is a flexible educational tool that is useful for learners of any discipline, and is ideal for medical students on problem-based learning courses. It encourages essential learning activities grounded in modern cognitive psychology: self-directed learning, adaptability to suit students' learning needs, and frequent testing of knowledge. Computer educational programmes are increasingly being used by students as their preferred method of learning and will undoubtedly play a major part in the future of higher education.
Dr Chloe Baxter (BSc MB ChB MHPE) (Medical Doctor - Masters in Education)
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Faculty of NRAVS / TEDI
University of Queensland Gatton
I have evaluated the above software and would like to make the following comments. This software is unlike any other software in the educational market at the present time in that it allows students to utilise and store course content and information in a unique manner that fosters learning and recall.
Not only is it useful as a tool for objective learning but also is also useful in the constructivist learning environments that are currently being developed.
This sort of software encourages students to take possession of their own learning environment and also encourages reflection and processing of information.
I think this software has great potential and I look forward to encouraging its use within the current suite of programs which we are developing for the post graduate market