iPhones For Every Freshmen At ACU

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iPhones or iPod Touches will be issued to incoming freshmen at Abilene Christian University (ACU) this fall. The intent is to provide what amounts to a “campus lifeline” that lets students check on every aspect of their campus life with a single, pocket-sized device. (Video)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp8fHgp0xhU[/youtube]

The video is really an interesting piece of near-future science fiction itself; it shows how a fully deployed mobile learning environment might look like. However, everything in the video is easily doable with an iPhone or iPod Touch:

  • Receive podcasts with class lectures
  • Find classes on map application
  • Visual walk-through of campus
  • Change class section or drop classes
  • Text messages from profs re classes

iPhones For Every Freshmen At ACU

More pilot projects like this are being done with Apple’s participation; more projects like this one are expected at universities like Harvard, MIT and Stanford.

Via ACU

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