The UK Home Office is turning to iPods to teach some civil servants leadership skills.
A Times Online report explains that twenty leading civil servants have been given top-of-the range iPods for the purpose, as the Home Office searches for a way to train staff in a constant way.
The twenty civil servants are using their iPods to watch video-based training courses when they get the chance to brush up their skills. Courses are presented by mamagement experts.
A Home Office spokesperson explained that the iPods host fifty three to five minute leadership lessons, and added: “As with other modern learning aids, video iPods provide the opportunity for flexible learning and the cost is extremely competitive compared with the rates for classroom training for senior staff."
The Home Office pointed out that delivering lessons on an iPod gave learners easy access to a great deal of learning, all of which could be recycled. "An iPod is portable, convenient and just an extension of e-learning."
The twenty iPods and associated software and learning packages cost the Home Office £8,800.