250 students at the South Kent College in England will be given Apple iPod Nanos in the hopes they will be able to listen to missed lectures and catch up in their free time. The college spent some £25,000 on the iPod scheme.
Following pressure from some critics, Assistant principal Josh Coleman said that the iPods would only be given out to teenagers who had completed all their assignments and hadn't missed a class. The money used was left over from construction work.
Initially, just a few courses would be available for download via podcasts, and the college has plans for all lessons to be available next year.