The Mobile Learning Experience
ACU continues to blaze trails in the field of mobile learning with a strategic plan that includes outfitting every student with an iPhone or iPod touch and encouraging faculty to use mobile devices in their classrooms.
2010-11 Mobile Learning Report
In this report, you’ll see the incredible diversity characterizing the third year of ACU’s mobile-learning program. Faculty are implementing new teaching methods; students are discovering, creating and applying learning in powerful new ways; and researchers are continuing to find meaningful patterns in ongoing explorations of mobility. View the report
Re-Imagining the Future
Dr. William Rankin is an Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Apple's ADE board of directors. In "Beyond the Printed Page," he explores how ACU uses its mobile-learning expertise to help the world's brightest minds re-imagine the future of books. Read the article
Mobile Learning: Year Three
After three years of investigations and empirical research studies based on Apple's iPhone, iPod touch and last year, the iPad, ACU named time efficiency, increased independence, engagement and enhanced communication as mobility's emerging themes. Learn more.
Helping Teachers Embrace Technology
Physics education major Stacey McConnell took mobile learning to a high school physics classroom to research the benefits of project-based learning using iPads. Her research was presented at two professional conferences, and the Texas Education Agency featured her story in this video.
K-12 Digital Learning Institute
Through face-to-face summer sessions, observations throughout the school year and an ongoing learning community, ACU’s K-12 Digital Learning Institute trains teachers in mobile learning techniques, modeling for them how to implement these methods in their classrooms. Learn more.
iPad Publishing Pioneer
ACU's student newspaper, The Optimist, has a long and proud history of innovation. Together with student programmers and student designers from across campus, the newspaper staff was the first university newspaper to have an app for the iPad, just 68 days after Apple announced the new product in 2010. Learn more.
Research Gone Mobile
ACU business majors investigated the iPad's use for education and research in their work for A.C. Nielsen during their summer Global Apprentice program in Oxford, England. Learn more.
Audience members at ACU Theatre's recent production of Othello found themselves interacting with Shakespeare in new ways through their mobile devices. Learn more.
Essential or Extra?
West Texas middle school and high school teachers decide for themselves whether mobile learning makes a critical difference or just an added bonus, as they use iPads in science projects with ACU's Dr. Kim Pamplin. Learn more.
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