This site describes five steps for developing your note taking skills for university lectures including strategies such as going to class prepared, developing a notetaking method that works for you, and reviewing and editing your notes. Well worth the read! (Jerz's Literacy Weblog )
More and more students are using their computers to take notes. It's important not to fall in a 'typing every word that an instructor says and writes on the board'. Massey University proposes a set of questions and suggestions which are worth before moving note taking into the digital world.