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Posted: 12/4/2007 5:13:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 5:15:35 AM EDT
These are the same recruits that the city can't afford basic equipment for, right?
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 5:19:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 5:22:31 AM EDT
To be fair, iPods don't really cost that much.

Not compared to everything else a cop needs to have, that is.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 5:23:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2007 5:23:54 AM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 5:49:36 AM EDT
Whassamatter, recruits don't know how to take notes in class? Or read a textbook??

Methinks this is just another dumbing down of our society.

But, on the upside, they do all get iPods.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 5:55:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2007 5:56:31 AM EDT by Strych9]
I never understood giving students of any kind iPods to help them study. How many of them go home, record or find MP3s of their lessons, throw them on there and listen to them all day? Generally these are feel good programs aimed at high schoolers because some trustee thinks that shoveling technology onto someone is going to instantly make them smarter.

The iPod doesn't even have a microphone, so it's not like they can record their lectures or whatever.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 5:58:25 AM EDT
A local lawsuit prevents any work or barracks stays without compensation around these parts. Recruits are no longer allowed to do any course work or studying unless on duty, on the clock.

Link Posted: 12/4/2007 6:02:10 AM EDT
They have to give them back.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:10:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:12:58 AM EDT
Podcasting is a growing trend in education, especially in higher education. It seems to work pretty good wherever it is tried. It's possible they got some grant money to make the podcasting possible.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:18:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2007 7:18:33 AM EDT by John_Wayne777]

Originally Posted By Strych9:
I never understood giving students of any kind iPods to help them study. How many of them go home, record or find MP3s of their lessons, throw them on there and listen to them all day? Generally these are feel good programs aimed at high schoolers because some trustee thinks that shoveling technology onto someone is going to instantly make them smarter.

The iPod doesn't even have a microphone, so it's not like they can record their lectures or whatever.


Podcasting.

The instructors/school prepare podcasts, video/audio presentations of class material that students can download typically through a site authenticated against their e-mail username and password. These podcasts can then be dropped on to an iPod or similar device and played at the student's leisure.

How the podcasts are used depends on how the school/instructor sets them up. I've seen instructors use deliver supplementary material using podcasts, and I've also seen them present the exact same course material that they present in class using podcasts.

Used properly, the podcasting setup can essentially allow portable lectures.
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