The administration has heard the message: students want mobile application functionality at UP. The President’s Advisory Council on Information Technology has appointed a sub-committee to identify the needs and goals of mobile applications and/or websites. This is a time of transition for mobile technology, so the focus of this group is the long term.
In the short term, committee members have identified two vendors who offer solutions specific to higher education, and whose offerings complement other campus mobile solutions such as Moodle, Library, and Guidebook. Information services will be demonstrating two vendor solutions on campus with sessions focusing on students, and also for University personnel. The two vendors are DubLabs (www.dub labs.com) and ModoLabs (www.modolabs.com). The committee is very interested in all opinions concerning these two offerings and it is hoped that representatives of all campus units are able to attend. There will be three sessions by each vendor. Everyone is welcome to attend any of the three sessions. Each session will be approximately one hour in length with the first half hour being a demonstration of the product offerings, and the remaining time for questions.
The DubLabs sessions took place on Thursday, January 30. The ModoLabs sessions will take place on Wednesday, February 5, at 10 a.m., in Buckley Center room 163, with focus on University personnel; at 2 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163, with focus 0n students and university personnel; and at 5 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163, with focus on students (refreshments provided).
For more information contact Ann Harris, information services, at 8116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.