Does the iPod have value in education?

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020


    Jan 20, 2003
    New York
    i've used my ipod for school a whole lot. print stuff that i work on at home, and video production class (we use imovie and FCP).
  3. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2004
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    I used my iPod to transfer my work and video-projects to and from my school
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    It works as a portable HD, but no, it doesn't specifically have much value in education. Schools like Duke Uni who give it away expect their students to listen to lecture material on it or something, but lets face it, the iPod is just a free gift so that students can listen to music.
  5. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Don't forget Museum Mode, which locks the iPod into a custom-designed audi-and-hypertext interface for any purpose. Audio's not always relevant to every topic of learning, but when it is, Museum Mode is a potentially powerful tool that entirely bypasses the usual music-library interface.
  6. Earendil macrumors 68000


    Oct 27, 2003
    I use my Mini and my powerbook to record myself speaking spanish vocab words, and there english meaning. I than play it back to myself as background "music" while I go about my day, and in emergencies, while sleeping at night.

    It works sometimes too....

    Yes, I *AM* tired of my own voice...

    Tyler Z.
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    That's the first time I've heard anything about a "Museum Mode" in the iPod. Where could I find out more about Museum Mode?
  8. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    If the texts I need to read for college were available as audio books I would buy an iPod today. As it is I'd like one for music but can't quite justify it.

    I thought a while ago about sitting down with the texts and reading them to mp3's and selling them to my fellow students (I can't believe nobody's doing this already) but can't be bothered to sort out the licensing etc.

    It's even consiveable that some texts that don't need emotion could be converted with text to speech.

    Semi-education'ish; I'd also buy an iPod if audio books weren't so damn expensive.

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