Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Drexel Launches Mobile Web Portal for Students

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Drexel Launches Mobile Web Portal for Students

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In what may be the nation's first mobile Web portal for students, Philadelphia's Drexel University is bringing anywhere, anytime information access to handheld devices with DrexelOne Mobile. As a Web-based portal, DrexelOne Mobile provides students and faculty at the private university with access to e-mail, news, announcements and grades flora their handheld devices, regardless of brand or service provider.

Powered by SCT Banner and Luminis technologies, DrexelOne Mobile essentially pushes information to students and faculty that register their mobile devices with the portal Once registered, they are notified when a new personal announcement is posted for them. This means that students are notified when a professor posts a grade or if a hold has been placed on their records. The result is that students stay informed and are able to address problems or errors as soon as they arise.

According to John A. Bielec, Drexel's vice president of information resources and technology and CIO, the idea behind portals is to aggregate easy-to- use administrative and academic services to keep students and faculty well informed and well served. …

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