Learning Resources

Below are a series of articles, tools and links to help you maximize your academic capabilities. These include materials generated by Learning Consultants at the ARC, as well as non-Duke experts. Using the menu below, you may filter this material to view information on the following topics:

   

Forest

May 30, 2017

Forest is a mobile application that helps minimize distractions on your phone or tablet. The idea is simple: Whenever you want to focus, plant a tree. The tree will grow over time - the longer you stay in the app, the bigger the tree grows... read more »

Self Control

May 30, 2017

Self Control is a free OSX application which blocks access to websites and incoming and/or outgoing mail servers for a predetermined period of time. It gives you the ability to fine-tune your access. For example, you could block... read more »

Focus

May 30, 2017

A distraction blocker app for Macs.  https://heyfocus.com/ read more »

Cold Turkey

May 30, 2017

A distraction blocker application https://getcoldturkey.com/ read more »

Notability App

May 30, 2017

A note taking application http://gingerlabs.com/ read more »

Livescribe Pens

May 30, 2017

Smart pens for Android and iOS http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/ read more »

IFTTT

May 30, 2017

Popular applications for a variety of platforms https://ifttt.com/discover read more »

PiktoChart (Infograph creation)

May 30, 2017

A free website application for making Infographics. https://piktochart.com/ read more »

Document Conversion

May 30, 2017

Duke tool to convert documents in other formats http://access.duke.edu/media_conversion/index.php read more »

Tomato Timer

May 30, 2017

A timer application https://tomato-timer.com/ read more »

ToDoist

May 30, 2017

A task and project management tool https://todoist.com/ read more »

SkedPal

May 30, 2017

SkedPal is an application that allows you to integrate your calendar with your task list. While still in Beta, it has powerful features that allow you to prioritize and your tasks and identify what time you have available.  Come by the... read more »

Alarmy (Sleep if you can)

May 30, 2017

A tool to force you out of bed. http://alar.my/ read more »

30/30

May 30, 2017

A task management tool http://3030.binaryhammer.com/ read more »