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Hi Charlie, Thanks for your comments. I agree that audio devices are worth exploring as well. There was a post a few weeks ago about one such initiative: A Talking Book for Africa http://blogs.worldbank.org/edutech/talking-book And of course interactive radio instruction (IRI) has a long and well-studied history in some parts of Africa. Of course, broadcast radio and the use of MP3 players are not exactly the same thing (although one could view the use of MP3 players as a type of time-shifted radio), but presumably a lot of the lessons from IRI initiatives could inform the use of initiaitves utilizing MP3 audio players of various sorts. Some links of potential interest: EDC has been a leader in exploring the use of IRI: http://idd.edc.org/ourwork/topic.php?id=15 In the United States, Duke University has had perhaps the most widely-known pilot using iPods: (admittedly, a device too expensive for consideration in most developing countries, given current price points) http://cit.duke.edu/pdf/reports/ipod_initiative_04_05.pdf