ACUs Mobile Learning Initiative Model of Innovation
In this segment, discover ACU’s campus-wide technology integration effort—a characteristic identified in Dr. Paul E. Resta’s 2010 report “Redefining Teacher Education for the Digital Age Learner”—that allows the offline world of the classroom to merge with the online world of the internet. The ability to have access to information anywhere at any time is a reality that today’s student has grown up with, and ACU believes that teacher candidates must learn to shift from tools that focus on consumption to tools that enable creation. Going even further, ACU’s “Digital Learning Institute,” made possible by a contribution from AT&T, serves K through12 educators via a summer program then extends that guidance for a full year with on-site visits. Always focused on real-world scenarios, ACU anticipates that some districts may lack financial or technological resources to utilize digital learning, and, therefore, teaches their teacher candidates how, what, and who to ask for assistance.
Much of ACU’s success and capacity to develop this program was made possible from the years of research and planning in the area of mobile technology, as well as generous partnerships with corporate citizen AT&T. Visit the links below to find out more about their collaboration and what it took to make this bold vision a reality.
Learn more about ACU and their mobile learning imitative here: http://www.acu.edu/technology/mobilelearning/index.html
Find out more about AT&T’s commitment to mobile learning here: http://www.corp.att.com/edu/mobile_learning.html