Why Podcasts Haven’t Revolutionized Education…Yet — from John Hendron

“Yet, why hasn’t podcasting become a revolution in schools? With so many students toting iPods or cell phones around that can play multimedia content, it seems natural that these tools would be loaded up with math curriculum materials, English poetry lessons, and even a lecture on famous artists, if not by a parent’s decree, then by mandate of the student’s school! Come on folks, it’s 2010!”

“I’m not at all disappointed with the lack of adoption of podcasts-as-content in schools because I don’t think podcasts are the medium for our current generation of digital millenials. Podcasts are passive presentations of audio or video that lack the interactivity of another human being or even of downloadable applications.”

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