Abilene Christian University’s digital program is being called a model mobile learning and teaching program, ACU Connected.

ACU is training K-12 teachers how to integrate mobile technologies and 21st century skills into the classroom.The program is currently featured on powerontexas.com, a professional development site created by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Videos document the success of the program and offers insight on best practices of technology integration in Texas school districts. According to TEA, it wants to focus on educator preparation programs and it has selected ACU as an example of a program that has integrated technology into its teacher training program.

ACU began the program in 2008 and video on the web site documents the creative collaboration. By issuing all undergraduates an iPhone or an iPod, ACU created one of the first digitally connected college campuses. Additionally, ACU offers several programs to help other schools, including the ACU Connected Summit, summer teacher training institute and on-site instruction and guidance.

Read more about the story on the TEA web site.

See ACU’s Mobile Learning Initiative video on Power On Texas web site.

Photo Courtesy: Abilene Christian University