Apparently ACU has decided to give free iPhones to all incoming students. Before scoffing too much, check out their comprehensive page of resources. They’ve clearly been thinking about ways to embed new communications tools deeply into the campus culture, which I think is a sound approach.
This is different from Duke giving everyone an iPod: When every single student in a class has a handheld internet communicator, you really can start thinking about the use of class time in a different way. Actually, you *have* to start thinking about it differently–no more standing at the front and reading your PowerPoint slides!