COMMUNICATIONS: ITS Mobile Enables Access to Student Info on Cell Phones
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Students will benefit by accessing real time student information anytime, anywhere. Information includes their student financial statements, class and exam timetables, exam results, academic admission status, residence admission status and financial aid information. The new offering will also help lighten the load on tertiary administrative staff to provide students with up to date information and increase student and staff engagement by providing real-time access to key student information.
ITS Plans for Mobile Availability to Tertiary Institutions
ITS is partnering with 2 well-known companies with specific expertise in the area of mobile applications in order to bring this offering to market quickly. ITS has worked with CampusEAI Consortium on the development of ITS Mobile smartphone apps for Android, Apple and Blackberry platforms. JSE-listed company FoneWorxwas is ITSs partner for providing USSD and Mobi technology enabling other feature phone users access to their student data.
ITS plans to also make ITS Mobile available to tertiary institutions not currently using the ITS Integrator Student Management System to enable them to provide this innovation to their students as well.
myCampus Mobile from ITS Looks to Provide for University Students
CampusEAI Consortium creates a range of mobile campus solutions used by over 1,5-million students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni in education institutions worldwide. Established in 2003 by 14 US universities, the consortium aims to help tertiary institutions reduce the time, cost and effort associated with implementing enterprise IT services. The myCampus Mobile portal is designed to accommodate the needs of todays busy students, faculty and staff by offering features directly to users smartphone or other mobile device browsers. myCampus Mobile gives users instant access to everything from results to campus alerts and academic advising using easy to navigate, icon-based menus and apps designed with the flexibility to open source technology.
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