Videos

Dr. Bill Rankin explains the big idea behind mobile learning

What Is Mobile Learning?

Many people are wondering, "why is ACU involved in mobile learning? what is that?" Dr. Bill Rankin, director of educational innovation and associate professor of English at ACU, illustrates how mobile learning enables students to gather information and to understand how that information fits as a coherent whole.

So much about the way we teach, learn and communicate is up for grabs. Educators are using new tools and technologies to reach their students - but what does the future hold?

Connected Summit 2011: Perspectives

So much about the way we teach, learn and communicate is changing. Educators are using new tools and technologies to reach their students ... but what does the future hold? How will we get there? Hear from various experts in the fields of business, education and technology who recently gathered on the campus of Abilene Christian University for ACU's Connected Summit 2011. Listen as these thought leaders share their perspectives.

Recent Projects

ACU, a recognized leader in mobile learning, is partnering with Dallas Christian Schools to bring a new era of learning to K-12 students.

iPads for K-12 Students

Partnership with ACU enables Dallas Christian Schools to bring a new era of learning to K-12 students. Through their ChargerTech initiative, all 60 full-time teachers of DCS received Apple iPads in December 2010. These teachers are working with mobile-learning experts from ACU to develop new ways to integrate the technology into their curriculum. 

ACU Theatre puts an interactive twist on Shakespeare's Othello

Shakespeare: Interactive 

When is the last time you attended a show and were reminded to keep your phone on? Audience members at ACU Theatre's 2010 performance of Shakespeare's Othello were instructed to do just that - interacting with the cast members and fellow theatre-goers throughout the show via a live blog. Watch the video and see how the pairing of Shakespeare’s 400-year-old play with state-of-the-art mobile technology took this particular theater experience to a whole new level.

ACU produces the first university newspaper for the iPad

We Did It!  

ACU's student newspaper, The Optimist, has a long and proud history of innovation. Together with student programmers and student designers from across our campus, the newspaper staff has created a first-of-its-kind application for the Apple iPad. Download the app from the App Store to see for yourself - but first, take a look at how our team pulled it off! And catch these interviews with the project team members.  

ACU Connected

ACU Connected Open House

Year Three: Faculty Perspectives

Year Two: Faculty Perspectives

Year One: Faculty Perspectives
The State of Mobile Learning
Students using iPhones in classroom discussion
So much about the way we teach, learn and communicate is up for grabs. Educators are using new tools and technologies to reach their students - but what does the future hold?

2010-2011 Mobile Learning Report

2010-11 Report (PDF)


2009-2010 Mobile Learning Report

2009-10 Report (PDF)


2008-2009 Mobile Learning Report