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iPods

iPods have gained a fair bit of traction as a learning tool. Georgia College and State University has a useful history available of their iPod initiatives. Elliot Masie, in a recent newsletter, mentioned how MLB pitures are using iPods to review the hitting strengths and weaknesses of upcoming batters (a great example of just in time learning). New tools create new affordances…usually far beyond our initial conceptualization. iPods represent, as a tool, a means to review content at a time and place that is convenient. As a trend, however, they represent increased end-user control, micro-chunking content, formal learning extended beyond classrooms, support at the point of need, and integration of learning with the life activities of learners.