ACU Connected was getting a lot of buzz. So the university decided to share its experiences with others by having a series of connected summits which hosted many organizations from K-12 and higher education from the US and across the world. ACU demonstrated not only how they partnered with Apple on this new device, but also with AT&T for connectivity, Google for document and storage infrastructure and number of different partners for different applications to be used in and out of the classroom.
Many of the organizations visiting those summits have implemented a mobile initiative of their own. ACU Connected redefined Abilene Christian University, put it on the list of top schools all over the nation, set itself up as the example for how implementing new digital technology in teaching and learning is done. It is definitely an experience that I use in my work today.