Apple honors ACU's mobile learning innovationPosted 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