BETHLEHEM, PA, October 29, 2018: Moravian College is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2021. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use technology to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.
“The selection of Moravian College as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment,” said Bryon Grigsby, president of Moravian College. “Our students and faculty have thrived using the technology and we’re very excited to see what the future holds.”
"The selection of Moravian College as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.”
In 2013, President Grigsby proposed the Comenius Access to Technology (CAT) initiative, which called for Moravian to provide each student with two Apple® devices—a MacBook Pro® and an iPad®— and was inspired by John Amos Comenius’ vision of engaging and accessible education for all. Moravian College’s CAT initiative aims to provide a value-added educational experience, enhanced by innovative software, training, and technical support.
“We’ve removed a barrier and given them (students) a level playing field … Some of them, it’s the first laptop they’ve ever owned.” said LaKeisha Thorpe, Apple teacher and assistant dean of graduate and adult studies at Moravian College. “That’s equality. That type of equality has been missing from higher education since its inception.”
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About Moravian College
Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been based on a liberal arts curriculum where literature, history, science, cultural values, global issues, ethics, artistic expression, and the social sciences are infused with multidisciplinary perspectives. Visit Moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian College liberal arts curriculum prepares its students for life-long success.