The University of Wales, Aberystwyth is another institution experimenting with iPods and learning - but in the field of physics.
Dr Andy Breen and Dr Si n Jones, both lecturers at the Institute of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Aberystwyth, are using MP3 technology to make recordings of their lectures available to their students via the internet in the form of podcasts.
Once recorded, each 50 minute lecture is transformed into a 30 megabyte file which can be downloaded by students registered on the course onto an iPod or other similar MP3 players from the university's blackboard web pages.
Dr Breen is believed to be one of the first to use the technology in this way.
"The initial reason for doing this was to provide support for students who were having difficulty taking notes and was driven partly by the Disability Discrimination Act. As things have worked out the podcasts have been far more successful than I had anticipated and are used regularly by a good proportion of our students. Recording and providing transcripts of lectures has been done for many years. However, the advent of small portable MP3 players means that we can now record ourselves and create a reasonably compact file which can be made available for students to download almost immediately once the lecture is over."