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ACU looks at uses for iPad

With the recent announcement of Apple’s new iPad device, ACU is considering the implications of this device – and other similar ones that may follow it – for the future of mobile learning on campus. The Abilene Reporter-News ran an article on Friday detailing some of the university’s plans, which include working to make The … Continued

iPhone, iPod touches for all full-time students

Perhaps a little lost in the hoopla surrounding the iPad announcement and related news from campus was the word last week that ACU’s mobile-learning initiative would be adding juniors and seniors to the plan. That means all full-time students at ACU in Fall 2010 will have iPhones or iPod touches to use in and out … Continued

ACU receives media coverage related to iPad

Since Wednesday’s announcement of the iPad, the technological world has been speculating on how this device will be used – for business, personal and educational purposes. ACU, with its already-strong connection to Apple’s array of products, has received a slew of media coverage since the announcement. Dr. William Rankin, director of educational innovation, who was … Continued

Apple, ACU featured on NBC Nightly News

NBC Nightly News’ coverage of today’s Apple announcement of the iPad includes a spotlight on the innovative mobile-learning initiative here at Abilene Christian University, where the iPhone and iPod touch are being integrated throughout the academic environment. Anchor Brian Williams introduces the story by George Lewis, which has footage from an Abilene Christian biology class … Continued

JMC to publish The Optimist on new iPad

ACU’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication has announced plans to publish its award-winning student newspaper, The Optimist, on Apple’s new iPad device. The iPad, larger than a smartphone but smaller than a laptop, was announced today by the company, and ACU’s JMC department already has big dreams for how to use it in the … Continued

Home again

The remaining two flights are uneventful, thankfully, and it’s 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when we land at DFW International Airport. Dr. Strader and I keep each other awake on the drive home back to Abilene, arriving about 5:30 a.m. I spend most of Tuesday sleeping. Upon returning to the office, I am amazed at the number … Continued

The doctor is, uh, not in

[Monday] Dr. Jerry Strader, pictured here in happier times, became the third victim of intestinal drama on Sunday afternoon – the day we left Madagascar. He had gone to a nearby church and then to meet with Malagasy Scouting leaders – one of his chief objectives for this trip. A longtime Scouting leader (and former … Continued

Lemur of the Day: Monday

And this is also about how close we had to stand next to our hot, sweaty, tired, fellow travelers for three hours in the Paris airport.

De Mess at de Gaulle

[Monday] Upon entering the lower level of the terminal where we we need to secure our boarding passes, we find a large crowd of unhappy people who have been standing for two hours in the non-air-conditioned entryway while French security cleared the terminal because of an unattended piece of luggage. Babies and children are restless … Continued