Smarter than Slime?: How Emerging Technologies Are Remaking Education A lecture by Dr. William Rankin, Apple Distinguished Educator

Date: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Time: 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location: Russell Hall, Room 159 Tuscaloosa, AL


Dr. William Rankin is a professor of English and Honors College Fellow at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.

In 2007, he helped design the initiative that became ACU Connected, a pioneering one-to-one that gave every student an iPhone or iPod touch as a platform for exploring next-wave mobile learning. As Director of Educational Innovation for that initiative, Rankin worked to redefine pedagogical approaches to leverage mobility for engagement. In his current role in ACU's Honors College, Rankin is working with colleagues to create a radically new kind of in situ learning that presents learners with real-world opportunities to transform their communities.

Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) are part of a global community of education leaders recognized for doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. They explore new ideas, seek new paths, and embrace new opportunities. That includes working with each other - and with Apple - to bring the freshest, most innovative ideas to students everywhere.

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