Via The Education Wonks: It will be BYOiP (bring your own i Pod) when Duke freshmen show up in the fall. In 2004, the university gave a portable digital player to every new student. That experiment won’t be repeated.
The school, which hoped the $300 players would enhance students’ learning by allowing them to record lectures, capture oral notes and play language-training recordings, spent $500,000 on the pilot project.
That covered the iPods, salary for an academic computing specialist and grants to faculty members who participated in the program.
Students said it wasn’t worth it. Many already own an iPod.