I start school in August and I have been thinking about recording lecture. I have some questions about doing so. I am strongly considering getting a Macbook (the cheapest one). Is there anyone here who currently records lecture, and if so how exactly do you do it. I would like details of the process of doing it. I would like to load the audio onto a computer and then onto an Ipod. What would be the easiest way of doing this, and what equipment/programs would I need?

By the way, do students with laptops generally sit at lecture and type notes directly onto the computer, and how well is this recieved by the professors? I had great success in college with just a pen and paper so I don't want to overcomplicate things. However something can be said for finding a new way to improve/supplement studying and making it fun.