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Datatel To Release Mobile App for Android and Blackberry

Datatel will be releasing an updated version of its mobile campus app in October. Release 1.1 of Mobile Access (MOX) will add support for Google Android smartphones and Blackberry devices.

Portals: How To Give Prospective Students What They Want

College recruits expect a lot from their prospective schools' Web sites, but there are two critical pieces of information they demand from a campus portal--information that should be fairly simple to provide. Is yours delivering what your prospective students want? If not, you may be driving them away.

Career College Looks To Sharpen Student Lifecycle Management

Bryan College, a career college in Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas, will be implementing a student lifecycle management application at its three campuses, one that's being delivered as an online service.

Student Housing Software Company To Offer Mobile Apps

An American company that sells software to manage university student housing will be broadening its product line by teaming up with a British firm that sells campus mobile applications.

Newbury Boosts Student Involvement Through Calendaring

Newbury College in Brookline, MA has decided to implement a new calendaring system for the campus after trying it out during a seven-week pilot.



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4 Effective Prospecting Strategies

In the high-intensity world of student prospecting, everyone is looking for a competitive edge--but one of the greatest "edges" you can have is to simply understand what prospective students want, need, and expect and align your actions accordingly. Prospecting expert Michael O'Hara suggests four strategies colleges and universities can adopt to increase success related to prospective students.

Student Creates Unsanctioned iPhone App for Cal Poly Pomona

A student at California State Polytechnic University Pomona has developed an iPhone app to provide news and information about his school after teaching himself iPhone programming from a book.

U Michigan iPhone App Grows from Student Project

An iPhone app conceived by two students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, built as a computer science class project, and purchased by the school's IT organization has made its public debut in the Apple iTunes store.

Ryerson U Funds Development of uPortal Editing Component

Toronto's Ryerson University has taken delivery of a portlet that allows users to enter HTML content through a WYSIWYG interface for posting in the university's portal.

EMS Master Calendar Updated for Social Network Sharing

Dean Evans & Associates has released a new version of EMS Master Calendar, its online calendar software. The application provides users in an organization access to a central calendar of events. Release 3.1 provides improved control of events imported from the company's scheduling system and tighter integration with social networking sites and other Web-based calendar programs.