I'm still using OneNote 2007 to take notes on an ordinary differential equations class I downloaded from MIT. As I discovered earlier this week, this is really a stress test of notetaking. Advanced math classes like this are not the "typical" class most students take, and most of my notes are formulas, graphs and tables without much text.
For OneNote to be a help, I need a tablet. Typing math equations would be horrible - I could look up the shortcut key for an integral symbol (∫ - by typing ALT+ 8747 using the numberpad) but this falls apart with line integrals. Given time, I could teach myself MathML or a similar text based formula system (Sage from UW seems promising) and write an addin to lay out formulas better in OneNote but that's not a reasonable solution for taking notes right now.
So I kept going with my pen and worked through some more classes. Here's what I learned during my second pass:
And something I would explore in a classroom which I can't use right now:
Comments, questions, criticisms and complaints?