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by gsteinberg / May 16, 2009 9:47 PM PDT

In regards to the discussion earlier this week of iTunes U and using Blackboard. Well we use BlackBoard at my school and it is unfriendly, archaic, hard to use and doesn't support Firefox...

Would be great to have to have a system with course related content (text and docs included) that syncs automatically to laptop or other devices such as iPhone/smartphone/kindle etc...

Gal from Newton, MA

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Something that automatically synics?
by Nicholas Buenk / May 17, 2009 12:05 PM PDT
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Ohh, you mean like a podcast? Maybe something on iTunes even!

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by gsteinberg / May 17, 2009 1:09 PM PDT

Exactly, any course material, in any format - to be pushed automatically to any of your devices.

For example, cases and reading materials that a professor uploads to blackboard. You have to check for it manually and download each manually. (At least in my school). I'm an evening student and have a day work - time is not on my side... want it to be painless.

Would be nice to not have to go online to check for new assignments, etc... they would be pushed to your iTunes (like podcasts) and to your iPhone. Although an iPhone user myself I do agree that a solution like that should be device agnostic and support other devices too.

Would be even better if it is distributed over the air (like whispernet on Kindle) and not even need to sync iTunes to your device.

Gal - Newton, MA

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Isn't this...
by Nicholas Buenk / May 17, 2009 4:54 PM PDT
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Kind of what iTunes U is?
But the podcast at least can be done with RSS as is usual.

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