Wednesday, October 19, 2005

iPods and Podcasting in Schools

This article from the Washington Post is an interesting read. An elementary school in Arlington, VA is integrating iPods and podcasting into the curriculum. The teachers are working with students to download podcasts and discuss them in class. Makes sense--most of these kids are addicted to their iPods and bring them to school. May as well use them constructively.

The potential here is obvious--podcasting is ready made for education. Remote learning, tutorials (the guys at 5th Digit in Europe do language lessons), lectures for later replay, thesis presentations...the list is large. Adoption will be slow and niche oriented, but when it tips it'll tip big.

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