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Apple, ACU featured on NBC Nightly News

NBC Nightly News’ coverage of today’s Apple announcement of the iPad includes a spotlight on the innovative mobile-learning initiative here at Abilene Christian University, where the iPhone and iPod touch are being integrated throughout the academic environment.
Anchor Brian Williams introduces the story by George Lewis, which has footage from an Abilene Christian biology class taught by Dr. Autumn Sutherlin and a brief comment from Dr. William Rankin, ACU’s director of educational innovation.
The loud cheer at the end of the YouTube clip below does not belong to Williams, but instead to a happy Grant Rampy (’87), ACU’s new director of public relations, who quickly recorded the story on his TV after a busy day assisting local, regional and national media interested in an ACU angle to the story. The university’s growing leadership role among education technology experts is attracting more and more attention each day.
For a more clear look at NBC’s story on the network’s Web site, as well as other coverage of the big announcement at Apple, visit here.
Learn more about educational innovation at ACU by viewing its 2009 Mobile-Learning Annual Report.
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