ACU’s Learning Studio Enters Year Two, iBook Report Recaps Year One

  ACU’s Learning Studio Enters Year Two, iBook Report Recaps Year One

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ABILENE, Texas -- August 06, 2012

Abilene Christian University’s Learning Studio: Year One Report is now
available on Apple’s iBookstore. The report provides an interactive survey of
the AT&T Learning Studio, a “learning laboratory” focused on mobility and
media creation.

The 35-page report recaps the story of the Learning Studio, from early design
discussions through major projects in its first year of operation. Interactive
features tell the story of students and faculty who worked with the Learning
Studio through video interviews and sample work.

Projects profiled include award-winning student filmmakers, ACU faculty who
share how a digital storytelling workshop changed their teaching, mobile media
workshops for K-12 faculty, and an ACU art professor who uses a green screen
to travel through time for his online art course.

The report also includes a virtual tour of the Learning Studio, providing an
inside look at its recording studios and collaboration rooms. It concludes
with key numbers from the first year, including student check-out statistics
for cameras, room reservations and participation in training workshops.

"Mobile devices continue to transform the way we interact with media,”
according to AT&T Learning Studio director Dr. Kyle Dickson. “That's one
reason we produced the report in iBooks Author. Tablets are an emerging
platform in education, so we used this project to better understand the
potential of publishing to the iPad."

Device Requirements:

This book can only be viewed using iBooks 2 on an iPad. iOS 5 is required.


Learning Studio: Year One Report is free and available worldwide exclusively
through the Apple iBookstore. Learning Studio: Year One Report LITE is
available in a non-interactive, PDF format.

About The AT&T Learning Studio

Abilene Christian University students and faculty as well as educators from
across the country benefit from expert training, well-equipped labs and
instructional guidance the Learning Studio offers. Created as part of an $1.8
million gift from AT&T, the Learning Studio opened in February 2011 on the top
floor of ACU’s academic library. A state-of-the-art 8,800 square foot
facility, it is equipped and designed to support 21st century teaching and
learning. Visit for more information.

About Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University is committed to exploring how mobile technologies
can be used to help people learn in new ways and discover how these tools can
aid us in its mission to educate students for Christian service and leadership
throughout the world. More than 4,500 students, including nearly 800 graduate
students, enroll in ACU from 47 states and territories, and 41 nations. Visit for more information.

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