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.