Ipods are the new learning tool in higher education: downloaded lectures, storing files, learning languages and a whole array of other uses are described in Ipods for learning and teaching.
I read an article which described how a teacher downloaded lesson files to help students of lesser abilities to prepare for tests. The students felt less self-conscious listening to their lessons on ipods and their test scores increased considerably.
This brings up the issue of digital divide: not all students own an ipod. Who provides the ipods for educational purposes? Whereas most higher education students are likely to own an ipod, this is not the case with all school students. Similarly, some students will have computers at home and others will not. This imbalance is an issue that needs to be addressed for equity of learning.