Dub Labs had the honor of being invited to Microsoft’s Global Education Partner Summit to talk and learn about all things education as well as network with other top education technology companies from around the world.
The education space is certainly at a crossroads; US students continue to fall behind other countries, there’s a wide gap between the haves and have-nots in many school districts, tuition is rising in higher ed with fewer high-paying jobs to help with student debt and more. We’re all aware of the issues.
The good news is, based on what we saw and learned last week, education is poised for an amazing future lead by a group of dedicated and innovative companies and passionate people ready to face and fix the challenges ahead.
Companies like Dreambox and others are building better tools to teach each student based on their unique abilities and needs. Coursera and Khan Academy are creating more ways to reach more students. Textbooks from Kno and Chegg are going digital and interactive, making them more engaging and affordable. App developers are flooding the app stores with millions of great learning based games. Even products like Skype are being used in classrooms to connect students from across the world.
Technology is the future of education and there are great companies, from startups to Microsoft, working around the clock building better resources for the students who will build the future.
We’re super excited to be working with the Louisiana Community & Technical College System to deploy a mobile app to all 13 of their colleges.
Each school will have its own unique mobile app integrated to Banner and their LMS. Students at LCTCS will be able to register for classes, check their balance, make payments, view course assignments, grades, class discussions and more from any mobile device. Mobile access to everything, anywhere is a great way to increase student engagement and retention and students at LCTCS will soon have a fully mobilized college.
Laureate International is going mobile on the Dub Labs platform. Laureate is one of the largest international and online network of universities with over 72 schools and 780,000 students across 30 countries.
Laureate and Dub Labs will be launching the first app in November. The app will include integrations to Banner and their LMS.
We’re excited to partner with Laureate and look forward to delivering an engaging mobile experience to their students.
We pulled some data on how often students used their schools mobile app over the last 30 days. Pretty astounding to see 6.5 million pages views and 930k users in one month. The top 6 features viewed are all Course related content coming from integrations to various SIS and LMSs.
The University of Texas at San Antonio likes to do things big. That’s why they decided to replace their existing mobile app with one that will better meet their students’ mobile needs today and in the future.
We’re excited to be working with UTSA on delivering an intuitive and engaging mobile app, integrated to Banner and their LMS, with some great new features their students, prospective students and alumni wil surely be proud of.
Southern Illinois University just launched one of the largest and most advanced mobile initiatives in higher ed providing all 2,600 incoming freshman with a Dell Latitude 10 tablet running Windows 8. The tablets also included a SIU Windows 8 app, developed by Dub Labs, integrated to Banner and Desire2Learn to keep students connected to all things on campus.
SIU has taken mobility head on, giving students the devices, apps and e-textbooks they want to truly be mobile students on a mobile campus.
We’re honored our mobile platform was selected by SIU, Dell and Microsoft to be a part of this incredible project and look forward to its continued growth. Congrats to SIU’s faculty, staff and students!
Bridgewater State University made an incredible video promoting their new mobile app. We’re glad to see the school and students so excited about their app.
Check it out on YouTube; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R885iAzCK6k&feature=youtu.be
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire will be delighting retuning students with a new mobile app integrated to PeopleSoft and Desire2Learn on iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows 8 devices. UW-Eau Claire students will have access to everything they need from course info to campus news, events and even the availability of the computer lab at anytime, anywhere.
UW-Eau Claire is the 3rd Wisconsin school to select Dub Labs joining UW-Stout and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
Oklahoma Baptist University has always been ranked as one of the top schools nationally. Now it will also be known as one offering the top mobile technology to students.
OBU Mobile will let students and prospective students interact with the entire campus, including integrations to Banner and Moodlerooms, from their iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 8 and BlackBerry devices.
OBU needed a solution that could be up and running quickly, without straining their IT staff, met the feature needs of students and fell within their budget. We’re excited to welcome OBU and launch their mobile app!