If you've been following our facebook page, you'll notice that we've put up a whole lot of notes over the past few months. To check out the new notes we have. Simply click the "Newest" tab on Learn.
It's amazing to think that all of them were user-contributions. Changing attitudes takes time. It seems that we are slowly but certainly moving towards a more collaborative future.
We'd also like to say that as of this year we are also accepting O level notes. If anyone has notes or friends with notes to share, do take note (pun intended). Putting them on owlcove will help your notes reach the ~4000 monthly users that visit.
It's 2016 and nearing our third year in business :)
When we first started out, we were worried about many things: what if no one shares any notes? What if nothing we have turns out to be any good?
We've been very surprised and happy to have received lots of top notch contributions from students past and present. Some of the content we've received are so meticulously designed and well put together - they're far beyond what we expected. They show how much we can really do as students.
We'd like to think that owlcove has helped in some subtle way to inspire more and better sharing within our community. That has been our only aim all this time.
As it turns out, we now have lots of notes to share, and its time we pushed things even further.
We're going to be shifting things around, tinkering with parts of the site, tweaking stuff that didn't quite work out, and making our best features shine - all the while making sure we continue to provide great notes and articles for everyone.
In this period of re-construction, we do apologise for any inconvenience caused.
If anyone has got any suggestions or ideas for us, do tell.
There's always that irritating classmate who keeps hogging the teacher's attention. There's always that burning question we decided wasn't worth the risk. We've all felt that disapproval when someone offers a really irrelevant answer that wastes everyone's time. And, most importantly, we've all asked ourselves: "What did that other guy say?"
Now imagine if, every time your teacher asked a question, everyone could answer at the same time. You wouldn't even have to speak up if you were shy. And every valuable thought shared was recorded so you could remember exactly what happened in class, along with the number of classmates who agreed with that thought.
We designed Boards based on what we felt was really lacking in classrooms today - no, not a chalkboard, but the ability for anyone and everyone to participate, and the recording of thoughts shared for future reference.
We thought it'd be cool to actually have a discussion board (pun totally intended) that could help us not only find answers to questions we have, but seek a whole variety of different views and perspectives from different people.
That's why we built in a character limit - so that you wouldn't always have one really lengthy and sometimes irrelevant answer crowding out everything else. We also built in a plus and minus feature that's totally anonymous, so you wouldn't have to feel bad giving an honest opinion, and you'd be safe in the knowledge that the person you disagreed with wasn't going to hunt you down.
We also wanted to make Boards as fun as possible use, because what's the point of learning if you don't enjoy it? That's why we used chalkboards as the basis of how the Boards look. And if you remember how fun playing with the custom animations one Powerpoints was the first time you needed to do a presentation, you'd know why we made the Boards animate.
And that's why you should come on Board (pun totally intended again).
Note: Boards are currently in beta, and if you want to help us test it out, you could drop us a message on Facebook or Twitter.