Essay on The Use Of Ipod As An Educational Experiment

986 Words Sep 12th, 2016 4 Pages
Collective Learning
Technology has brought huge influences on everyone’s lives. The Duke University had brought iPod as an academic device and educational experiment to all the first-year class students. The iPod inverted the traditional role of technology, which has many new functions. Students not only can listen to music, but also use the iPod as an academic device to collaborate 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, and this is the early stage of crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is one way of collective learning; students would collaborate together, come up with creative ideas, and then share these 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 for students to success in the future.
Collective learning helps the society 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 listened to anywhere. You didn’t have to go the library or the language lab to study. You could listen to assignments on the…

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