How online note-sharing communities empower female leaders
As learning shifted digitally, tablets and computers have become the go-to place for accessing classes and taking notes. Digital note-taking platforms have since risen to meet increasing demands for convenience, including streamlined collaboration.
In the case of the note-taking app GoodNotes, they have expanded their services from note-taking to note-sharing — enabling students from around the globe to share self-made study materials through the GoodNotes Community.
The idea for GoodNotes came from founder Steven Chan’s frustration with taking legible and organised notes on his iPad when he was a maths undergraduate student in Australia. This note-sharing platform, along with many others, aims to ease the inefficiencies and difficulties of studying alone during remote learning.
College and medical students benefit from these platforms, particularly those from less privileged backgrounds, such as student mothers.
Our article Structural barriers remain for women who want to pursue higher education reported how women already face challenges with masculine hegemony and patriarchy in the higher education system, with problems only exacerbated for studying mothers. With the support of online communities, women can better overcome study difficulties and succeed in their education.
In this article, we look at ways online note-sharing communities can help empower the next female leaders.