Abilene Christian University

Abilene, Texas

Abilene Christian University (ACU) has been a leader in higher education on digital technology and learning for years. The ACU Connected Initiative describes the following: “In a world of search engines, social networking, and mobile computers, students have access to more information than one could process in a lifetime. At ACU, we are training students to not merely consume these vast amounts of information, but to assess information, to synthesize thoughts, to generate new ideas, and to contribute meaningfully to conversations of global importance. We are exploring how these technologies can be used to help people learn in new ways. And we are discovering how these tools can aid us in our mission to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

Follow the university on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube to see some of the ways they are using social media.

John B. Weaver, the incoming Dean of Library Services and Educational Technology was previously the Director of the Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He holds a PhD in New Testament from Emory University and is ordained in the Churches of Christ.

This case study was conducted by Research Fellow Lerone A. Martin and published in December, 2011.

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