Dr. Kyle Dickson | Associate Professor of English
"I love books," says Dr. Kyle Dickson, who is also the director of ACU's Digital Media Center. "I love the smell, and the feel, and the heft of them. So I looked rather suspiciously at the iPhone as a platform for reading. It didn’t seem like a reading device."
What Dickson found in his classes, however, was that students wanted to read not only syllabi and course reference documents on their iPhones - they also wanted to read stories.
"I ran into this when we were reading a short story of Tolstoy's," says Dickson, who uploaded a public-access version of the story to his students' mobile devices. "It took five seconds to distribute, and within five minutes my students had it in front of them. And every one of them read the entire story, not on a printout, which I think I had expected, but on the screen in front of them."