Apple honors ACU's mobile learning innovation

Posted April 01, 2014

Abilene Christian University has been named an Apple Distinguished School 
in recognition of its culture of innovation, its leadership in the area of 
mobility, and its overall educational excellence.

Recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.

The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that 
are recognized centers of educational excellence and leadership. ACU has 
twice been awarded recognition by Apple as a Distinguished Program.

"Our faculty and staff and students recognize that technology empowers our 
students in a way that enhances learning," says Dr. Phil Schubert, 
university president. "Across our campus, we've worked hard to position 
Abilene Christian as a leader in exploring how mobile technology can 
benefit education, and it's both humbling and gratifying to be recognized 
for our efforts."

Currently in its sixth year of researching and applying the educational 
opportunities offered by iPad, iPhone and iPod, ACU has found three 
emerging themes: increased independence for learners, enhanced 
communication and engagement, and a more individually tailored and 
contextual learning experience.

"We're very pleased that Apple has again recognized ACU for its innovative 
and meaningful advances in student engagement and learning," says Dr. John 
Weaver, Dean of Library Services and Educational Technologies at ACU. "Our 
faculty's instruction and implementation of Apple technology supports 
deeper learning and digital skills that gives our graduates an advantage as 
they begin their careers."

About Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University is the premier university for the education of 
Christ-centered, global leaders, offering an exceptional education to about 
4,600 students annually from nearly every state and 43 nations. Founded in 
1906 in Abilene, Texas, ACU offers 71 baccalaureate majors in more than 125 
areas of undergraduate study in addition to its graduate programs. Our 
students are served by more than 245 full-time faculty members who focus on 
high-quality teaching, scholarship and service. More than 97 percent of 
tenure-track faculty hold terminal degrees. The student/faculty ratio is 


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