DMU Journalism students go mobile for NCTJ shorthand

First year Single Honours journalism students are using a new app on their mobile devices to help them learn Teeline outlines and theory. 

Shorthand lecturer Linda Clark has set up a comprehensive range of flashcards on the Quizlet website, which has apps available for Android and iPhone.

Linda said: “Students can now make use of those  five minutes while waiting for another lecture to start or sitting on the bus, to go through their outlines. 

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“With shorthand, the little and often way of learning can be very effective.  Quizlet also includes a number of games and activities with the flashcards which I hope the students will find fun to use.”

Linda has also re-introduced a shorthand quiz on A3 size posters on noticeQuiz-1-FinalPoster boards and doors around the Leicester Centre for Journalism. 

“It’s another fun way for the students to engage with shorthand,” said Linda.

“And for the winner there’s a great prize featuring a lot of chocolate!”

To register on Quizlet and see the materials available, go to


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