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Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Aug 3, 2005.
Category: Apple Hardware
Link: Lessons from the iPod
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interesting, only time will tell how well this will pan out though, could be useful, especially if teachers record their lectures and allow the students to download them for reviewing..... i would imagine that could be a useful way of incorporating the iPod..... but what do i know
These iPods-for-schools ideas are stupid, in my opinion. No one's convinced me YET that they're "worth it".
- an iPod's primary use is listening to large amounts of music, not last week's lectures.
- Many incoming students may already have iPods
- If this sort of thing is desired, then the teachers/univerities should simply require that each lecture be recorded, MP3'd and available for download to computers, iPods or other mp3 players.
- The whole idea of being able to listen to a lecture later would cause someone like me to be more likely to skip the class.
Of course, built-in podcasting does add a bit of relevance to this idea, I still believe it's fundamentally a waste of money, with a low education-to-dollar ratio (and, ironically, a higher use of illegal filesharing networks on the schools own systems)