Jacqueline Taylor: Reflections and (re)reflections, with permission, via kwout
What online tool, or easy ways to combine tools might optimise my study?
I've enjoyed keeping a notebook before - particularly using marginalia that help remind, reflect, review, rediscover, save time.
But these days when I use so many digital (on and off line) tools for study I can't help feeling that the old pen and notebook might not "sync" very well.
So I've begun exploring what others do with online research diaries (other keywords: learning, study, search, log, journal, notebook, scrapbook...?). So far, I haven't seen anyone using a tool or combination of tools in ways that would achieve all I would desire from a digital system for tracking my [research, learning, study, thinking, notes].
As I couldn't work out where to begin my jumble of thoughts I tried a new (to me) online mind mapping tool that I heard offered embed-ability. Unfortunately Mindomo took a long time to load, so I'm guessing its embeds would too. It doesn't contain all the notes I have in my diary yet, perhaps I'll add them later - but I'm curious how it will look, so:
Right, so I'd have to edit the width parameters to get the vertical scroll bar perhaps? I tried fiddling with the html for that, but couldn't work it out - any suggestions?
reported progress on "formatted references" from the API (of which I have a bare glimmer of comprehension) but which I guess is approaching embeddability?, if not yet for me. If embeddability ever arrives I hope it will let abstracts be used so I can embed an annotated bibliography)
Update: I've since discovered that Zotero could serve, with standalone notes, although it would not offer the potential for direct feedback that a blog would.