NoteHall is an online marketplace for college students who want to buy and sell class notes launched in 2008 and founded by Sean Conway, Justin Miller, D.J. Stephan, Fadi Chalfoun.
It all started when Sean who had ADHD found it very hard to understand and take notes in a lecture at once, this started the urge and when he realised that other students had the same problems he urged him more to start the business.
“I feel like I’m bright and have a lot of motivation, but I could never comprehend the lecture while simultaneously understanding what the professor was saying,” he said. “It was frustrating,I knew this would be really helpful to ADHD students,” he said.
The company was funded for around $70,000, money from sean’s inheritance and justin’s bar mitzvah money.
The legitimacy of the documents is reviewed before they are posted on the site to ensure what goes online is the students’ class notes, not a reprint of the professor’s actual lecture.
Is selling notes online a bit too far? Could it be considered as cheating, basically paying for someone to do work for you, for example in the U.K where blackboard is used, I Guess that makes note hall can of useless right??
It is same way Blackboard makes students stay at home rather than go to lectures, Their Excuse: I can find the notes on Blackboard, I’m not saying they are selling test answers or anything but is it wrong, let me know your thoughts??
What do university professors and students think about this idea?