Share Paper: Exploring Learning with the iPad: ACU Connected and the Future of Digital Texts

  1. Scott Perkins, Abilene Christian University, United States
  2. Scott Hamm, Abilene Christian University, United States
  3. Kim Pamplin, Abilene Christian University, United States
  4. Jason Morris, Abilene Christian University, United States
  5. Robert McKelvain, Abilene Christian University, United States
Wednesday, March 9 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Tulip Grove E

Abstract: The Horizon Report identifies the expectation to “work, learn, and study whenever and wherever” one wishes as a key trend. For three years, Abilene Christian University (ACU) has deployed mobile devices to students in a campus-wide initiative attempting to harness the potential of these devices to enhance educational experiences. With release of Apple’s iPad, another promising future seems to be upon us; one in which students carry their course texts and personal media in a sort of digital backpack that is light, enjoyable, and always connected to the world of information and friends. However, the integration of technology into academic ...