ACU first university in nation to provide iPhone or iPod touch to all incoming freshmen

This year, Abilene Christian University becomes the first university to provide iPhone or iPod touch to all incoming freshmen.

At ACU – the first university in the nation to provide these cutting-edge media devices to its incoming class – freshmen will use an iPhone or iPod touch to receive homework alerts, answer in-class surveys and quizzes, get directions to their professors’ offices, and check their meal and account balances – among more than 15 other useful web applications already developed, said ACU Chief Information Officer Kevin Roberts. ACU’s vision for technology has been captured in a forward-looking film called ‘Connected,’ found online – along with information about ACU’s other ground-breaking mobile learning efforts – at www.acu.edu/connected.

The original press release can be found here: http://www.acu.edu/news/2008/080225_iphone.html

More interesting is their video “Connected: The Movie,” showing a fictional day-in-the-life for these newly connected students.

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