Freed-Hardeman University's iKnow Program Named Apple Distinguished Program
Freed-Hardeman University is pleased to announce that it has renewed status as an Apple Distinguished Program for the 2012–2013 school year for its iKnow program.
This year, Freed-Hardeman joins 42 programs that Apple is renewing nationwide as exemplary learning environments. The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that integrate Apple technology in education and meet the five best practices: visionary leadership, innovative learning and teaching, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success, and a flexible learning environment.
“Since 2008, Freed-Hardeman has pioneered the use of mobile technologies to accommodate anywhere, anytime learning,” said Mark Scott, FHU vice president for innovation and technology. “The selection of FHU as an Apple Distinguished Program for the second consecutive year highlights its successes in enhancing and extending teaching and learning through technology.”
With expanded wireless connectivity, the campus can now fully support thousands of mobile devices in classroom and other student spaces to better enable both teaching and learning. Beginning with Fall 2012, new FHU students were provided an iPad to coordinate with the interactive digital textbook initiative 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.