Use Of Ipod As An Educational Experiment

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Technology has brought huge influences on everyone’s lives, and one of the influences is reflecting on education-collective learning. The Duke University brought iPod as an academic device and educational experiment to all the first-year class students. The iPod inverts the traditional role of technology, which has many new functions. Students can not only listen to music, but also use the iPod as an academic device to share knowledge with others. This concept can be seen in Project Classroom Makeover, by Cathy Davidson. In Project Classroom Makeover, Davidson introduces the use of iPod as an educational experiment, which brings out the idea of crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is a group of people will share their ideas and solve the problem, which is one way of collective learning. In the Duke University, students will collaborate and share creative ideas together. Collective learning has played a positive role in education by regaining students’ interest of studying, improving student’s collaborate thinking, and increasing the likelihood of students to success in the future.
Collective learning helps the parents and educators to regain students’ interest of studying. The iPod was a popular entertainment device back in 2003, and this device was mainly for listening music. However, in the Duke University, iPod became an effective study tool, and students can use iPod in various ways. “Classes from Spanish 101 to Introduction to Jazz to organic chemistry could be taped an
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