Texas's Abilene Christian University (ACU) on Wednesday announced plans to offer an iPod touch or iPhone to each incoming freshmen students this fall. The devices will be used to help students learn, according to the school. It's part of ACU's Connected mobile learning program.
ACU freshmen will use the iPhone or iPod touch to get homework alerts, answer in-class surveys and quizzes, get directions to professors' offices, and check their meal and account balances, among other things. ACU has already developed 15 Web-based applications optimized for the iPhone or iPod touch.