Will podcasts replace professors?

This month’s Atlantic magazine quotes a study showing that students who listened to podcast lectures did better than students who actually attended class: “iPods are as ubiquitous on today’s college campuses as pens and notebooks, and they may make better learning tools. Students who listened to a lecture podcast and took notes scored far better on exams than students who attended the class in person. A majority in the podcast group also listened to the lecture more than once while studying, gaining an edge on peers who may or may not have been napping in the lecture hall.”



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