Freed-Hardeman University iKnow Initiative Named Apple Distinguished Program

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Freed-Hardeman University and the iKnow initiative have been named an Apple Distinguished Program for their innovative efforts to incorporate mobile technologies into the teaching and learning process.

FHU Student Andrea Chambers with the Apple iPad. The iPad is part of the iKnow Initiative at FHU.

The selection of FHU as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights its successes in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology.

Freed-Hardeman University is pleased to announce that its iKnow initiative has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for its efforts to incorporate mobile technologies into the teaching and learning process.

The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that are recognized centers of educational excellence and leadership.

FHU Vice President for Technology and Innovation Mark Scott said, “We are extremely pleased to receive this honor from Apple. Since 2008 Freed-Hardeman has pioneered the use of mobile technologies to accommodate anywhere, anytime learning. The selection of FHU as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights its successes in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology.”

FHU began the iKnow program with the intent of using mobile technologies as enablers to teaching and learning. With expanded wireless connectivity, the campus can now fully support thousands of mobile devices in classroom and other student spaces. Beginning this fall, new FHU students will be provided an iPad to coordinate with the interactive digital textbook initiative being undertaken with Inkling. The university has also created a Center for Instructional Technology to support faculty use of technology.

Freed-Hardeman University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist’s degrees. Consistently listed as a top tier school by U.S. News and World Report, the university strives to offer an excellent education with a Christian perspective.

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