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ACU lands Apple Distinguished Program honor

ACU lands Apple Distinguished Program honor

By on January 19, 2012 in Alumni News, Campus News with 2 Comments

Abilene Christian University’s award-winning mobile-learning initiative has helped the university land another honor as an Apple Distinguished Program, it was announced yesterday. ACU is one of 49 programs across the nation – and only nine among colleges and universities – to be recognized as a center of educational excellence and leadership. Dr. William Rankin, director […]

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Psychology prof, students debunk Anson Light

Psychology prof, students debunk Anson Light

By on July 11, 2011 in Campus News with 1 Comment

Who says there’s nothing to do in Abilene, at night, in the middle of summer? One Abilene Christian University professor and his students – armed with flashlights and iPhones – set out to solve an otherwise storied Big Country phenomenon with paranormal leanings. Final score: ACU Department of Psychology 1, Anson Light 0 For many […]

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CNBC profiles ACU’s digital textbook research

CNBC profiles ACU’s digital textbook research

By on June 17, 2011 in Campus News with 0 Comments

A CNBC report yesterday featured Abilene Christian University’s mobile-learning initiative, focusing on how its digital textbook research is showing publishers, professors and students a new frontier in education. Professors in ACU’s College of Business Administration and elsewhere on campus experimented during the 2010-11 school year with how iPads and digital textbooks could further enhance the […]

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ACU looks at uses for iPad

By on February 16, 2010 in Campus News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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ACU receives media coverage related to iPad

ACU receives media coverage related to iPad

By on January 29, 2010 in Campus News with 1 Comment

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 […]

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JMC to publish The Optimist on new iPad

JMC to publish The Optimist on new iPad

By on January 27, 2010 in Campus News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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