Now here's the way to go to school!

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  1. no1tovote4
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    http://apnews1.iwon.com//article/20060129/D8FE2VHO2.html?PG=home&SEC=news

    Jan 28, 10:00 PM (ET)

    By MAY WONG

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In its latest move to broaden its iPod and iTunes franchises, Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL) has introduced "iTunes U," a nationwide expansion of a service that makes course lectures and other educational materials accessible via Apple's iTunes software.

    The company behind the iPod portable players, the iTunes online music store and Macintosh computers had been working with six universities on the pilot project for more than a year and expanded the educational program this week, inviting other universities to sign up.

    Internet access to college lectures is nothing new, but listening to them on portable gadgets is a more recent phenomenon of the digital age, spurred in part by the popularity of podcasts, or downloadable audio files.

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    What's the point in going to school if you don't have to go to class? I don't like this at all. You need people in the class to interact and to question; making it available through an ipod seems to shortchange the meaning of a true education.
     
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    nah ya don't too many asshats in class
     
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    Yeah, it takes a village, right? :lalala:
     
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    That's great...go ahead and screw up education even more and then complain that we can't compete with the Chinese because we have kids taking classes on ipods and not putting in any work or effort anymore. The easy way isn't always the most effective way.
     

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