APPLE ANNOUNCES PROFESSOR C.B. CLAIBORNE AS AN APPLE DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR
Houston, Texas, March 25, 2013. The Jesse H. Jones School of Business is pleased to
announce that Professor Claudius B. Claiborne, Professor of Marketing and Faculty
Advisor for the JHJ Leadership Fellows Program, has been accepted into the Apple Distinguished
Educator (ADE) Program class of 2013. As a distinguished educator, he joins a global
community of educators that collaborate on solutions to the global education challenges
of today and tomorrow.
Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) are educational leaders recognized for doing
amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. They explore new
ideas, seek new paths, and embrace new opportunities. That includes working with each
other and with Apple to bring the freshest, most innovative ideas to students everywhere.
Claiborne is well known for encouraging students to work with the latest technology
in the classroom. This is an approach which leads to greater engagement. Apple’s software
and hardware platform facilitates teaming and communication, particularly on group
projects. Professor Claiborne relayed his excitement, “I’m honored to be in this very
select group. I have been a believer in Apple's educational commitment since we did
a project for them in 1990. They shared with us their strategic plan for education
in the year 2000. It was demonstrated in a video that was called the "Knowledge Navigator."
This futuristic computer included many technologies that have only recently become
viable. Ideas like touch screen (iPads), voice activated search (Siri), and virtual
teaming (Face Time) have only recently come to realization”.
“We are proud and honored to have Dr. Claiborne on our team and congratulate him on
being recognized as one of the most innovative educators in the world, stated Ronald
Johnson, Dean of Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University; the
Class of 2013 represents a very talented cross-section from the education community.
We know Dr. Claiborne will value this network of amazing individuals as colleagues,
mentors and friends for years to come”.
ABOUT THE APPLE DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR PROGRAM
The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program began in 1994, when Apple recognized
K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform
teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community
of over 2,000 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things
with technology in and out of the classroom, from the United States to China, New
Zealand to Turkey. They gather every year at ADE Institutes and education events around
the world, as well as online in the ADE community to collaborate on solutions to the
global education challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more about this group of
innovative educators online at http://www.apple.com/education/ade.”