ACU Connected

ACU Connected A campus-wide program that explores mobility to enhance teaching & learning. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (above, right) talks education with ACU's Dr. William Rankin at our biennial Connected Summit 2011.

Creating opportunities for students and faculty to experiment with new forms of social, informational, and media access on next-generation digital platforms.

Mission: Committed to exploring how these technologies can be used to help people learn in new ways and discovering how these tools can aid us in its mission to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

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UNESCO Webinar 2/22 M is for Mobile! Sesame Street Mobile Initiatives http://ow.ly/hRfe3
02/21/2013

UNESCO Webinar 2/22 M is for Mobile! Sesame Street Mobile Initiatives http://ow.ly/hRfe3

How far we have come since1849 when James Knox Polk was the first serving US President to have his photograph taken.
02/15/2013

How far we have come since1849 when James Knox Polk was the first serving US President to have his photograph taken.

Consumers are looking for convenience, speed and saving money. Answer? Mobile app critical for 2013.http://www.qsrmagazi...
02/12/2013
Find Out Why Having a Mobile App in 2013 is 'Critical' - Restaurant News - QSR magazine

Consumers are looking for convenience, speed and saving money. Answer? Mobile app critical for 2013.
http://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/find-out-why-having-mobile-app-2013-critical

As smartphone use rapidly increases, quick-serve operators are looking for ways to stay up to date and adapt to new technologies and consumer trends. Many are doing so by launching a mobile payment application for their restaurant.

Going bookless in Bexar County Texas. One of the nation's first entirely digital public library. http://ow.ly/hvV9Z
02/08/2013
Library That Holds No Books

Going bookless in Bexar County Texas. One of the nation's first entirely digital public library. http://ow.ly/hvV9Z

A Texas county is set this fall to open one of the nation's first entirely digital public libraries.

AT ACU, we are training students to not merely consume vast amounts of information, but to assess, synthesize, and gener...
02/06/2013
ACU Connected - Mobile Learning Initiative

AT ACU, we are training students to not merely consume vast amounts of information, but to assess, synthesize, and generate new ideas. http://ow.ly/hrrhd

Abilene Christian University Connected: Mobile-Learning Initiative - A research initiative exploring the integration of the iPhone and other mobile...

Compassion without borders. Monica Smith ('06) named one of 12 “Best in Show” awardees in the U.S. Department of State’s...
01/30/2013
Alum wins State Dept. photo contest

Compassion without borders. Monica Smith ('06) named one of 12 “Best in Show” awardees in the U.S. Department of State’s and U.S. Department of Defense's photography contest. http://ow.ly/heBDz

Monica Smith ('06) has been named one of 12 “Best in Show” awardees in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Arts in Embassies and the U.S....

Making history - the first inauguration to have it’s very own smartphone app! http://ow.ly/gU9fN
01/17/2013
The Inaugural 2013 app

Making history - the first inauguration to have it’s very own smartphone app! http://ow.ly/gU9fN

Looking to stay connected to everything happening during the 57th Presidential Inauguration? All you need is your smartphone.

Pebble Smart Watch to start shipping Jan 23. Late Christmas present?
01/11/2013

Pebble Smart Watch to start shipping Jan 23. Late Christmas present?

Gates foundation research links effective teachers to increased test scores for students. http://ow.ly/gG0HM
01/10/2013

Gates foundation research links effective teachers to increased test scores for students. http://ow.ly/gG0HM

Apple working on a lower-end iPhone - big shift in corporate strategy. http://ow.ly/gFZeM
01/09/2013
Apple Working on Lower-End iPhone

Apple working on a lower-end iPhone - big shift in corporate strategy. http://ow.ly/gFZeM

Apple is working on a lower-end iPhone, according to people briefed on the matter, a big shift in strategy as its supremacy in smartphones has...

Plumbers using fiber-optic cameras to diagnose and fix customer problems. What's next? http://ow.ly/gwn94
01/03/2013
Plumbers eager to go with technology flow

Plumbers using fiber-optic cameras to diagnose and fix customer problems. What's next? http://ow.ly/gwn94

Plumbers eager to go with technology flow,As a third-generation plumbing contractor, Dan Pentico has seen his fair share of changes in the industry...

We can hold a universe of information in the palms of our hands. A mobile enhanced 2013 New Year to all.
01/01/2013

We can hold a universe of information in the palms of our hands. A mobile enhanced 2013 New Year to all.

ACU again recognized as a premier university U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes magazine.
12/27/2012

ACU again recognized as a premier university U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes magazine.

In a world of search engines, social networking and mobile devices, may this Christmas fill your hearts with warmth, pea...
12/24/2012

In a world of search engines, social networking and mobile devices, may this Christmas fill your hearts with warmth, peace and joy.

12/19/2012
Angry Bird Challenge

Angry Birds on the ACU campus. A design challenge for first year engineering students. http://ow.ly/g3bfn

A design challenge for first-year engineering students at Abilene Christian University. For photos and video reflections on the project, visit...

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Abilene, TX
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In the late 1990's, ACU began considering how to learn, work, and collaborate in the digital age. Experiments with mobile devices to support teaching and learning ensued, somewhat unsuccessfully. With the release of the iOS platform in 2007, we saw promise, and launched ACU Connected and handed out devices to incoming freshmen and faculty. In 2010, all students, faculty and staff were given iOS devices; experiments continue today.

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