All incoming freshmen at Duke University receive IPods in this national experiment to transform delivery of curriculum and content.
Seen as a subversive way to get them to do more, IPod and MP3 players INCREASE class attendance because they get excited about the class. And students are encouraged to create their own podcasts.
Check out how the six school pilot project is going. And ask yourself if students are driving the curriculum. How can they in future? Is this a bit like home schooling where you're exposing students to ideas, some textbook instruction, practical experience, and watching how the curriculum expands?