Growing number of students use MP3 players as a study tool

9 02 2007

This Associated Press article provides a good summation and some case studies on the increasingly common use of MP3 players as an educational tool:

“Lindleigh Whetstone wears headphones as she shoves clothes into the washing machine.

Her classmate, Stepheno Zollos, wears them as he shops for groceries. An onlooker might assume the teens are listening to the latest top 40 hit, but they’re really learning Spanish.

Whetstone, 18, and Zollos, 17, are students in Kathy O’Connor’s class at Tidewater Community College in Southeastern Virginia. O’Connor got an $11,000 grant from the school to lend her students iPods so they can practice their Spanish conversations anywhere — not just sitting in front of a computer.”

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