Sorry about that...technical difficulties... I am currently a college student and my professors struggle with that very problem. One strategy that was successful was making listening to certain NPR podcasts a required assignment. Anyone with access to a computer can do it; the discussions on NPR are lucid and intelligent; and it makes for a good break from dense readings. It also exposes students to big-name thinkers whose ideas they can follow, if they are interested. The students might even start listening to NPR! I hope this helps.