‘iTunes university’ better than real-life lectures

“University students have got a new excuse to skip classes— podcast lectures. According to a new study, university students who download a podcast lecture achieve substantially higher exam results than those who attend the lecture in person. With Podcasted lectures, or ‘iTunes university’, the students can replay difficult parts of a lecture and take better notes. ‘It isn’t so much that you have a podcast, it’s what you do with it,’ New Scientist quoted Dani McKinney, a psychologist at the State University of New York in Fredonia, who led the study, as saying. Apple’s iTunes university was launched less than two years ago and offers college lectures on everything from Proust to particle physics to students and the public …” (more)

[SindhToday.net, 19 February]

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply