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The Future of Learning

I think it was only a matter of time until devices such as iPods became a learning tool. Forward-thinking universities such as Duke and Stanford encourage their students to download audio content to their iPods to listen to lectures, school information, and even use them as tools to help students collaborate on projects. Check out the story here.

To me, this is the future of learning. When I was in college, students were really just discovering e-mail and the Internet. Even just having a computer (instead of some bulky, two-ton typewriter) to help you write papers was a great advantage. This goes WAY beyond audio books and Cliff’s notes.

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  1. Yesterday in the mail I received my quarterly newsletter from Beta Gamma Sigma (Business School Honors Fraternity). Yesterday’s edition was titled, “Business And The Internet”. Of course I opened it up and there was an article about Second Life.
    Besides being an interesting read, the article stated, “Many educational organizations are developing new ways to lead virtual classroom learning opportunities, including the Harvard Law School, which already has a few online courses within the Second Life world.”
    Now THAT is some advanced technology being used as a learning tool.

    Posted by: Jen R | February 28, 2007
  2. This is great. I wonder how long it will be before most businesses offer information and business updates for your iPod?
    However, I feel a bit nostologic for the old days when I talk to people in school today. I think technology has taken a bit too much of the human element out of college (at least at some places). For example, I took 101 classes (sociology, psychology, etc.) from PhDs with decades of experience. Good luck finding that today at a state school. Chances are you’ll be in a distance learning class “taught” by a teaching assistant or adjunct professor at best.

    Posted by: Clayton | March 13, 2007

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