@firstname.lastname@example.org Not recently active ActivityProfile View General First Name William Last Name Rankin Job Title Director of Educational Innovation / Associate Professor of English Organization Abilene Christian University Country Abilene Christian University Contact Info Website http://www.acu.edu/connected Extended Profile Interests mobility, digital literacies, teaching & learning Biography Dr. William Rankin is Director of Educational Innovation at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Along with colleagues, he helped design the ACU Connected initiative, ACU’s pioneering one-to-one that gave every student an iPhone or iPod touch as a platform for next-wave mobile learning. As part of this initiative, Rankin has worked on everything from defining pedagogical approaches to designing interface elements, and he continues to create new ways for learners to engage through emerging technologies. Rankin was named Campus Technology’s Innovator of the Year for mobile learning in 2008. In 2009, he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator and in 2010, he was named to Apple’s ADE Board of Directors.