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iPods' potential as learning tool
Universities tap into iPods' potential as learning tool
By AIXA M. PASCUAL
Holly Payne heads to her office between classes at North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, where she is an instructor. Payne is pursuing a master's in applied computer science at Kennesaw State, but has yet to set foot on the KSU campus. She views lectures on her laptop and iPod.
Universities across Georgia — and the nation — are betting that the ubiquitous iPod, essential equipment for many members of Generation Y, can serve as an effective learning tool. Many of these initiatives rely on iPods, but students use other handheld devices, too, such as PDAs and smart phones.
Georgia colleges have found myriad teaching applications for MP3 and video players, such as Apple's iPod.