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School of Continuing Education’s Mobile App Recognized

May-02-2014

The School of Continuing Education at Eastern Illinois University was recently recognized for its mobile application named as one of the 101 favorite apps by Best Online Universities.

The application identifies EIU resources for adult students such as off-campus and online courses and degree completion programs. A mobile application (app) is a software application created for smartphones and other devices. The Center for Academic Technology Support designed the app.

Danny Harvey, one of the designers of the app, said the app provides a means for communicating with prospective and current students in the School of Continuing Education using mobile technology, which has become more prevalent in higher education.

The application allows for easy access to all the resources that current or prospective students are looking for such as degree programs, course schedules and a staff directory with pictures.

“I think the ability to search in the course schedule for continuing education courses by semester and location is a nice feature,” Harvey said. “Students can use this as a tool for planning their coursework.”

Regis Gilman, dean of the School of Continuing Education, said the application is a valuable resource because of its utility and ease of use. The goal of application was to make the content and layout as friendly as possible for current and future students, Gilman said.

The application can be accessed by any smartphone. Anyone can install the app by going here.

All 101 favorite apps can be seen in the article “Mobile Learning In Action: Our 101 Favorite Apps”. The list highlights some of the most feature-packed and useful mobile learning apps for both iOS and Android devices. Best Online Universities is a corporation focused on creating higher education websites.

 

 

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jdreinhart@eiu.edu


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