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iPhone considered ‘Required Material’ by MU Journalism School.

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MU Journalism applicants won’t have to worry about trying to justify buying a new iPhone (or iPod Touch) for their new semester of school, the associate dean of the school Brian Brooks, as done that for them.

Now considered a necessity by this school official, he explains that these gadgets are specifically helpful for education in this article from Columbia Missourian.

“Lectures are the worst possible learning format,” Brooks said. “There’s been some research done that shows if a student can hear that lecture a second time, they retain three times as much of that lecture.” Additionally students will be able to download and review lectures via the school’s iTunes U program, launching this year.

But before anyone gets in an uproar about having to dish out that much more money for school supplies (as if books and tuition wern’t enough), Brooks advises that students who don’t have an iPhone, or iPod Touch will not be penalized in any way. They’re listing iPhones as required, so that people can include them in their financial aid estimates, and have the cost covered by student loans, Brooks explains “If it’s required, it can be included in your financial need estimate. If we had not required it, they wouldn’t be able to do that.” He’s following suit from a few other American schools that have added Apple products to the required materials lists, although none yet have done so in Canada.

Why the Apple products? Well, because they’re awesome, right? Well, basically yes, but really just because it’s the device that most students are familiar with. Apparently there are a few students who don’t think it’s so awesome, and they’ve started an Anti-Apple Facebook group. What do you think?

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  • Guest

    Too me the iPhone is just a toy. There are many more better phones out there for specific needs, but everyone uses and prefers devices for other reasons….

  • Dusty

    Too me the iPhone is just a toy. There are many more better phones out there for specific needs, but everyone uses and prefers devices for other reasons….

  • BuRnN

    To dusty

    Name me 1 better and why ?

    Its like saying buy a pc not a Mac !!!

  • BuRnN

    To dusty

    Name me 1 better and why ?

    Its like saying buy a pc not a Mac !!!

  • BuRnN

    To dusty

    Name me 1 better and why ?

    Its like saying buy a pc not a Mac !!!

  • Guest

    I have used friends phones which I think are better in different ways just like I mentioned above. Im not gonna post a list of phones because I dont wanna start a rant topic here and trust me, there are Apple fanboys that will not shut up! haha
    I prefer to use the keypads sometimes and that goes along with the other applications with the phone that iPhone does not include until finally 3.0FW and who knows whats to come from it… This is my opinion and there are ppl that think the iPhone is everything, which its just a fancy/toy phone for me 🙂
    I would buy a Mac if I could afford one lol (A higher end model that is…) So PC is still my choice 😛

  • Guest

    I have used friends phones which I think are better in different ways just like I mentioned above. Im not gonna post a list of phones because I dont wanna start a rant topic here and trust me, there are Apple fanboys that will not shut up! haha
    I prefer to use the keypads sometimes and that goes along with the other applications with the phone that iPhone does not include until finally 3.0FW and who knows whats to come from it… This is my opinion and there are ppl that think the iPhone is everything, which its just a fancy/toy phone for me 🙂
    I would buy a Mac if I could afford one lol (A higher end model that is…) So PC is still my choice 😛

  • Dusty

    I have used friends phones which I think are better in different ways just like I mentioned above. Im not gonna post a list of phones because I dont wanna start a rant topic here and trust me, there are Apple fanboys that will not shut up! haha
    I prefer to use the keypads sometimes and that goes along with the other applications with the phone that iPhone does not include until finally 3.0FW and who knows whats to come from it… This is my opinion and there are ppl that think the iPhone is everything, which its just a fancy/toy phone for me 🙂
    I would buy a Mac if I could afford one lol (A higher end model that is…) So PC is still my choice 😛

  • Tony

    The iPhone might be simply a toy for you but for many they utilize this tool to its full potential. There is so much you can do with the iPhone that other phones could only dream of.

  • Tony

    The iPhone might be simply a toy for you but for many they utilize this tool to its full potential. There is so much you can do with the iPhone that other phones could only dream of.

  • Guest

    That is true, but still a toy for me 🙂

  • Guest

    That is true, but still a toy for me 🙂

  • Dusty

    That is true, but still a toy for me 🙂

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  • Sean

    It’s pretty obvious, she can’t…

  • Sean

    It’s pretty obvious, she can’t…

  • Sean

    It’s pretty obvious, she can’t…

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