Students Get iPods As Study Aids

from the study-different dept

There have been lots of stories about schools giving studnets laptops or PDAs to help as study aids, but now a university in Georgia is experimenting with giving their students iPods (donated by Apple). So far, both students and professors say the devices are useful in their studies. One course using the iPods is about 18th to 20th century art, including music. So each student got 5 gigs worth of music to use as part of their assignments. The students, of course, love having the iPods as well, though it’s only at the very end of the article that one student admits that he uses the device for personal uses as well. My guess is that aspect of the program is much more appealing to students than the chance to listen to some 18th century musical piece.

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