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BANANA TIME
A PUBLICATION OF ACADEMIC COMPUTING ADVISORY COMMITTEE,
BANANA TIME IS PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, FALL & SPRING.
SEND SUBMISSIONS FOR BANANA TIME TO WIGLEY@CANISIUS.EDU.

NAME: StudyBlue
DESCRIPTION: APP.
PURPOSE: Studying tool for students.
OS: iPad, iphone, iPod, and Android
PRICE: Free.
SOURCE: Downloadable from www.studyblue.com, iTunes Apple Store, Android Market, and Amazon App Store.
BANANA RATING:  Five Bananas out of Five Bananas.
RATED BY: Molly Rutter, Communication Studies Major (Senior)

 

StudyBlue is a studying platform made primarily for high school and college students.  This app allows users to upload class study materials, create electronic flashcards to study and share with others, create practice quizzes, and more.  StudyBlue allows students to share their notes and connect with other students studying the same subjects.  Study materials can be stored in a digital backpack for later access.  Furthermore, study reminders can be set so a text message is sent with a direct link to the material.

 

Users also have the benefit of knowing their level of understanding before taking a test.  The online flashcards track what the user gets right or wrong and from there it generates an “Estimated Accuracy” percentage.  Users can also connect their StudyBlue account with Facebook and Google, share study materials via Twitter, and sync with an Evernote account.  There is even an option for teachers to make and share lecture notes with students.  StudyBlue is an easy and convenient way for students to master their materials and perfectly fits their on-the-go lifestyles!

-MR

 

BANANA TIME is the namesake of an article by the late Donald F. Roy.  Roy said (p. 166) that his “…observations seem to support the generally accepted notion that one key source of job satisfaction lies in the informal interaction shared by members of a work group.”  Roy, D. F. (1959).  “Banana Time” Job satisfaction and informal interaction, Human Organization, 18, 158-168. A free downloadable pdf of the article appears at
http://64.6.252.14/class/377a/Readings/roy-bananatime.pdf