Giving students the opportunity to have the tool where they can have this flexibility for their learning process is great, You can view a podcast any time. You can stop to take notes, you can rewind if you did not understand something or even mix the most important part of the lectures to study. On the personal level as ESL (English as Second Language) student, I would have love to have this tool when I started college. I know many times I got lost in some classes because I could not understand something. I guess if you have tools to make things easier why make harder on ourself?