Friday, October 14, 2005

Drexel U. to Hand Out Video-Playing iPods (Wired Campus Blog)

It certainly didn't take long for the newest iPod to work its way into a college curriculum.

Earlier this week, Apple unveiled the latest version of its popular music player, a model that can play videos on its tiny color screen. And already, officials at Drexel University say they've come up with a plan to give the devices to the 33 students enrolled in their online master's program in higher education.

The university distributed iPods to students at its School of Education earlier this fall. But the new program will "up the ante," according to William Lynch, the school's director: Students, he says, will be asked to edit their own research journal using podcasting technology.