One of largest school districts in the Sunshine State of Florida, Collier County Public Schools has 48 schools serving over 44,000 students. This summer the district will launch their first mobile app on iPhone, iPad, Android and Win 8 providing parents of Collier County students the ability to stay engaged with school news, events, notifications, transportation, school menus, emergency info and more. The Collier County Schools app has been configured to support 48 unique school views allowing parents, students, staff and faculty to access their individual school’s information on the go. What a great way to connect with today’s busy parents!
Solano Community College in Northern California is going mobile with a new mobile app integrated to Banner and Canvas.
The students starting or returning for fall semester will be able to register for classes, check account balances and pay bills, view class schedule, assignments, grades and more all from their phones or tablets.
What a great way to kick-off the new school year!
UTSA just released one of the most comprehensive mobile apps with Banner and LMS integration. Their new app includes Banner Course Registration, Account Balances, Course Schedule, Grades, Assignments, Discussions and more.
They also launched a terrific landing page promoting their new app; http://utsa.edu/mobileapp/.
We’re excited to be working with Mercer’s Student Government and Administrative Departments on delivering an intuitive and engaging mobile app, integrated to CampusVue and their LMS, with some great new features their students, prospective students and alumni will surely be proud of.
A big virtual high-five to the Mercer Men’s Basketball Team and Student Government on their recent wins!
Athens Technical College is going mobile this spring! Athens Tech is joining West Georgia Tech as the second Technical College System of Georgia school to go live on the Dub Labs Platform. Students at Athens Tech will be able to experience campus life, access their course schedule, assignments, campus notifications and much more through their iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows 8 apps. Athens Tech mobile includes integrations to Banner and Angel with native tablet versions. The release of Athens Tech mobile will have an immediate positive impression with students, teachers, faculty, parents and staff who want mobile access to everything.
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.