HighEdWeb Assocation October 10-13, 2010
 

Session Details

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Mobile Applications for Higher Education

APS28 Applications and Standards Track

Rookwood, 4th Floor

Tuesday,
8:30
9:15
AM

With the growing presence of smartphones, modern colleges have been presented with a powerful new platform to deliver specialized content to the campus community. From creating customizable study tools to concentrating the core functionality of a college website, mobile applications represent an opportunity to remain at the forefront of cutting edge technology while creating unique tools that are most useful outside of traditional computing environments. During this session, we’ll take a look at two of the mobile applications that NKU has developed for the iPhone/iPod Touch. During the first portion of this session, we’ll discuss the development of NKU’s flagship mobile app, iNKU. With the development of iNKU, we’ve consolidated some of the most useful content that our online presence has to offer, such as our campus directory and schedule of classes. We’ve also created tools which are new with iNKU, like our TANK bus schedule app and streaming radio. During the second portion of the session, we’ll talk about NKU’s flashcard application. Intended to encapsulate the same functionality as paper flashcards, this app is a promising digital version of the time-honored study tool. Users can download specialized ‘decks’ of study questions with which they may quiz themselves.

Presenters

Thomas Barker
Programmer/Analyst II, Northern Kentucky University

Thomas Barker has been a part of NKU's Research and Development team for the last three years, where he has developed a wide variety of Web applications. He has been involved with NKU's iPhone development for the last year.

Curtis McCartney
Programmer/Analyst II, Northern Kentucky University

Curtis McCartney has been a part of Northern Kentucky University's Research and Development team for the last four years, where he has developed and implemented a wide variety of Web applications. He has been involved with NKU's iPhone development for the past year.

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