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Exhibit 4: Making Media Handy: iPod Touches in German Class Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch

Beth Kautz
Director of Language Instruction and Liaison to the CLA Language Center
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Rebecca Raham
Sr. Lecturer
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Diane Rackowski
Technical Coordinator, CLA Language Center
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Twenty students in German 3014, "German Media," were issued an iPod touch to use throughout the semester. Students used a custom made app on the iPod touches to access German news and events via podcasts, online newspapers, radio, and YouTube videos. After analyzing different genres and cultural themes in the media, they created their own video podcast, which they shared with their classmates via iTunes U. The iPod touches were funded through a small grant from CLA Student Technology Fees.

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