Mobile Future

If only my school had been this cool…

If only my school had been this cool…

The Abeline Reporter-News reports that Abilene Christian University in Texas is giving iPhones and iPod Touches to its 950 incoming freshmen!

Kevin Roberts, ACU’s chief information officer says, "We also are committed to continuing research about how technology can benefit learning and better prepare our students for the future. For their sake, it’s not good enough just to keep up; we want to lead." See press release.

How will they use them in the classroom? At ACU’s new mobile launch page, students have access to practical information and a host of learning tools, which students and professors will tap into.

English professor Dr. Kyle Dickson, says, "I’ve got the ability to drag and drop files I need my students to have access to, that can be an image file I want them to analyze in class, or an electronic handout, a PDF (file)," adding that it takes only 30 minutes to prepare.

Read more about this great educational initiative here.