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Joe Giannini August 26, 2007 Enterprise Mrs. Borders Activity 3 – Duke Assignment The impact iPods and voice recorders have had on Duke University has gotten mixed reviews. After the first year of the new program the university has found that a substantial 60 percent of students actually used the devices for academic purposes. There are some aspects to the iPod that do help in the academic processes in certain subject matter. In particular the foreign language program has gotten the most use out of the iPods by using them as recording devices. Foreign language students were actually even graded on the recordings they made with there iPods. The iPod was also used greatly with music majors. The iPods were also actually used in a project in a first year computational methods class. The iPods though were not only used for special classes though they were also used by students by all majors to download lectures. The only problems Duke has
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Unformatted text preview: faced with the iPods is the 28 percent only using the device for storage and the formatting and licensing problems they encountered. There seemed to be a lack of awareness on the students parts as to what to do with the devices. The uses of the iPod at Duke have seemed to grow over the last couple of years and more and more uses for it are being brought to the students. Apple and Duke have also let students make wish lists portraying what things they would like to be added to the program. Apple hopes that the student input helps in creating ideas for newer versions of iPods and iPod programming. From the use of the iPods so far it seems that it is remaining as a tool at Duke University. http://www.studentaffairs.com/ejournal/Summer_2005/TheDukeUniversityiPodExperime nt.html...
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