19 February 2009

Can iTunes U make you smarter?


An interesting study out of New York suggests that students who download lectures from iTunes University do better on tests than students who attend the lectures in person. This article from New Scientist does suggest, however, that it's what a student does with a lecture that makes a difference. As with anything else, if a student puts the effort into consuming the information and really understanding it, rather than being a passive receptacle of information, that student will probably do better.

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