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Using iPods to Support Content Area Learning in a Japanese College Lecture Course
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, , , Waseda University, Japan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Our university's recently-created distance learning program has 600 students and will graduate its first class this year. Course content is primarily delivered through online streaming videos and our faculty wanted to find ways to facilitate learning away from the computer using mobile technologies like iPod™ audio players. However, before distributing iPods to distance learning students across Japan, the authors initiated this pilot study to better understand the logistics of such an undertaking, and more importantly, to determine if students would use such devices in a real educational setting, and if so, would this experience enhance their learning? Online lectures' audio files were loaded onto iPod audio players and distributed to undergraduates in a face-to-face version of the online course. While statistical analysis of the impact of iPod use on content learning were inconclusive, qualitative data suggests students used and valued the iPod as a learning tool.

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Scott, D., Nishimura, S. & Kato, S. (2006). Using iPods to Support Content Area Learning in a Japanese College Lecture Course. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 3014-3019). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 29, 2020 from .

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