There were times when I ran "think sessions" for my students to come up with ideas. When the white board was half way full, I would ask, "Is anyone writing these down? If so, please post them on the WEBCT site."
At one point I thought of using my mobile phone to capture the scribblings and then post the pictures on the class site. That worked as far as that went. Pictures were not as easily transferred as I hoped. (Lots of megabytes to move make for slow transfers.)
Now this new site -- Qipit.com -- will take the pictures from your mobile phone and then convert them to a PDF file sent directly to your e-mail.
Just for the heck of it I tried it this morning. I took a shot of a document. Within 1 minute I got a PDF back that was easily readable. And with my OCR, I transferred it to an editable WORD document.
So, I really recommend this.
The down side is you need good contrast and good lighting. Still, getting documents and whiteboard writings into a usable format quickly, this system can't be beat for journalists and educators.
Oh, and it's free.