I'm interested in how podcasts are going to change how classes are taught in the future. It is not hard to imagine that students may not always have to sit in a classroom to get their information. A perfect example is the Kinesiology Master's program I'm taking at Fresno Pacific. I never set foot on the campus, but I can gain information from my instructors through podcasts. Also, I can see how podcasts could help my football players watch game film or practice film on their own time if those films were in a podcast format. That would make the players so much more knowledgeable if they could do that.
How the education world decides to handle technology is going to be very interesting. Kids at our school get their iPods taken from them if they are caught with them at school. Is it that hard to imagine that in the coming years, all kids will need an iPod to download lectures they missed, a broadcast of school announcements, high school exit exam tutorial information, standard benchmark test remediation, etc. The list could be endless.