This post has beenUpdatedwith a link to the Sony Digital Voice Editor Software.
WE USE SEVERAL flavours of the Sony Digital Voice Recorder in our college classrooms at Tipperary Institute. For three years, the small devices served as dictaphones from student seats. Two students have grown confident in their use so they position the discrete recorders up front or at the lecturer's position. If asked, I snap my 6" Sony ECM-MS957 microphone into student recorders because sound quality improves immensely. The biggest shift in use of digital recordings has happened up front--we now use the IC recorders to play pre-recorded tracks over classroom sound systems. This has piqued interest from some unexpected corners of the internet.