When we can hold a universe of information in the palms of our hands, how does that change the way we learn and communicate? The ACU Connected initiative studies how mobile technologies can be used to enhance learning.
In a world of search engines, social networking, and mobile computers, students have access to more information than one could process in a lifetime. At ACU, we are training students to not merely consume these vast amounts of information, but to assess information, to synthesize thoughts, to generate new ideas, and to contribute meaningfully to conversations of global importance. We are exploring how these technologies can be used to help people learn in new ways. And we are discovering how these tools can aid us in our mission to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.
Social Computing and Spirituality
Dr. Richard Beck, ACU Mobile Research Fellow and chair of ACU's Department of Psychology, presents groundbreaking research on the cognitive effects of social networking and how it relates to spirituality.