FLASHNOTES OFFERS College Students a Place to Buy and Sell Class Notes. Both students and professors should be aware of this website: “Students who sign up for the service create an account ties to their specific college or university, and from there they can browse available classes and check out previews of notes, flashcards, video tutorials, and more for courses on their campus or in their departments. All of the notes are course specific, which means whether you find anything for your particular class may be a tossup, but the service boasts several major US universities.” Of course, textbook resales are nothing new, but the idea of selling notes seems interesting. I would imagine that other people’s notes may not be as helpful to study from, but perhaps others might find it important to know what is most important to know.
What do you think? Would you want your students buying other students’ notes (or selling them at the end of the semester)?