It’s not always music. Increasingly, students are listening to lectures, books and foreign language conversation on MP3 players, reports USA Today.
Teachers, especially at the college level, are increasingly making resources available in MP3 form: Michael Barrett, a cardiologist at Temple University, even put recordings of heart murmurs online so his medical students could download and listen to them, instead of squeezing in time with a patient.
“The iPod becomes a simulated patient, really,” Barrett said.
I can’t help fearing that reading will go out of fashion.