OK, so I lied – I didn’t ace my SAT exam. However, if I grew up as part of the iPod Generation, it may have turned out differently. The New York Times has an interesting article today about Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions’ release of three interactive programs for the video iPod (and available at iTunes).
The next time you’re riding the train and see impressionable teens bobbing their heads, it may not be the beat of Jessica Simpson, but rather a mathematical stumper that they’ve just solved. As the article notes, the exam is still a “pencil and paper” format; however, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this exam move to a digital format in the near future.
I’ll be interested to see the popularity of these Kaplan downloads, especially compared to all of the entertainment options that teens have these days. As for me, I hereby return to my own iPod, where I’ve got podcasts loaded up from some technology sites, along with my current favorite – numerous podcasts from ESPN Radio.