How iTunes University May be Better Than the Real Thing
Some new research is showing how always available, multi-media lectures may be more effective than the old fashioned live kind. New Scientist reports on a study conducted by the State University of New York in Freedonia which shows that being able to review a lecture multiple times leads to improved grades.
Those results are not particularly news at all. Of course having access to a lecture, and studying and taking notes on it will help a student retain information better (the other group only experienced the live lecture once, in real time). What this experiment does do, is give strength to the argument for recording and sharing lectures in online in forums such as iTunes University. Score one for online learning.