June 27, 2008
University to give iPhone to freshmen
Abilene Christian University has decided to give all 2008 incoming freshmen an iPhone. Before you head to enroll, just let me make it clear, the iPhone doesn’t come free, the price will be automatically added to the student’s tuition. The sentiment behind the move is to bring new technology and resources to students on the go.
They Univ has already added 15 web apps; examples:
– Locate professors’ offices
– Answer in-class surveys
– Check meal ticket balance
– Take quizzes
– Check grades
– Check schedules
“We are not merely providing cutting-edge technology tools to our incoming students. We are also providing the web applications that ensure these tools will become critical to the students’ learning experience. Because 93 percent of ACU students bring their own computers with them to college, we are choosing to take them to the next level by providing converged mobile devices.”
Expect the extra $300 on the $30,000 tuition bill.