Sunday, March 1, 2009

iPod Suggestions
The article I found on Duke Universities use on iPod in instruction was very interesting. It stated that the number of students using iPods has quadrupled and the number of courses incorporating the devices has doubled while trying to use more technology in academics. They also stated that since the use of iPods has increased so has the use of videos in lectures. I think this is a great way to incorporate technology in students academics. A lot of students have things like iPods and even if you do not have an iPod you can still do a lot of the things on the Internet which is provided by most Universities. They also explained how using devices like the iPod has taken the learning experience outside of the classroom and it has also taken learning to a whole new level. They stated that the use of this device is in all types of classes from computer science to Human Anatomy. I think every University should consider using technology in this way. It makes the learning experience so much better. The most interesting thing they stated in this article was that in 2004 Duke distributed free iPods to all first year freshman. I thought this was a great thing to do and a great way to open the door for a new style of learning.

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