This fall, Abilene Christian University will be providing all incoming freshmen with either an iPhone or an iPod touch:

…freshmen will use the iPhones or iPod touches to receive homework alerts, answer in-class surveys and quizzes, get directions to their professors’ offices, and check their meal and account balances – among more than 15 other useful web applications already developed, said ACU Chief Information Officer Kevin Roberts.”We are not merely providing cutting-edge technology tools to our incoming students,” said Roberts. “We are also providing the web applications that ensure these tools will become critical to the students’ learning experience. Because 93 percent of ACU students bring their own computers with them to college, we are choosing to take them to the next level by providing converged mobile devices.”

All of this is part of something Apple is calling “iPhone University.”Almost makes you want to be a freshman at Abilene Christian University.

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