ACU university provides iPhone to all incoming students

Abilene Christian University has decided to give all 2008 incoming students an iPhone 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.
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University Gives iPhones To All Incoming Students


Abilene Christian University announced that 2008 incoming freshmen will be receiving iPhones. And no, they won't be free - the price will be automatically added to the student's tuition.

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"We are not merely providing cutting-edge technology tools to our incoming students," said Roberts. "We are also providing the web applications that ensure these tools will become critical to the students' learning experience. Because 93 percent of ACU students bring their own computers with them to college, we are choosing to take them to the next level by providing converged mobile devices."

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The video below, Connected, was produced by ACU students, faculty and staff to visualize a new kind of learning environment. It's an exciting vision that is quickly becoming a reality.

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