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New Apple feature tells the story of Dr. Carl Owens, an Apple Distinguished Educator of 20 years

Apple Distinguished Educator Dr Carl Owens
Apple Distinguished Educator Dr Carl Owens (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has released a new feature.
  • It tells the story of Dr. Carl Owens.
  • Owens has been an Apple Distinguished Educator for more than 20 years.

Apple has today published a new feature celebrating its Apple Distinguished Educator program, including a look at the life of 20 year member Dr. Carl Owens.

In the feature Apple states (opens in new tab):

Dr. Carl Owens has been teaching his students how to harness the power of technology for 40 years, including more than half as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE). This year, the ADE program, which recognizes and nurtures educators who are using Apple technology to transform learning, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Owens is one of more than 3,000 educators from 45 countries who have been part of the program during that 25-year history.

Apple also spoke to a student of Dr. Owens, Dr. Michael Torrence. The piece also highlights how Owens has been using Apple products in education since 1984:

Owens has been using Apple products since he set his eyes on the first Macintosh in 1984, and he uses the full suite of Apple devices and software in his classes and at Tennessee Tech's Jeffers Learning Resource Center, which he runs. "Apple cut its teeth in education," says Owens. "In the beginning, before the iPhone or iPad, Apple was the company that had a computer that enabled educators to become greater than what they ever knew they could be."

Dr. Owens has laid a foundation of working from home, by championing remote work for years, something that has stood Tennesee Tech University in good stead during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Owens plans to retire at the end of this school year.

You can read the full piece here. (opens in new tab)

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.