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Arkansas State U Rolls Out App to Meet Students' Mobile Needs

A new mobile app at Arkansas State University will help the institution communicate with students on their on terms — via mobile device. The university partnered with OOHLALA Mobile to build the app, which will include message boards, event tracking tools, calendars and other resources, according to a news announcement.

Features of OOHLALA's platform include:

  • Customizable alerts;
  • Real-time feedback tools;
  • GPS navigation;
  • Integration with existing learning management and student information systems;
  • Availability through the Apple App and Google Play stores;
  • Analytics and data dashboards; and
  • Single sign-on.

"The new generation of students arriving on campus grew up with mobile phones, so e-mail is becoming less and less effective as a communication tool. We've been in search of a platform that can help us get students the information they need, when they need it," said Rick Stripling, vice chancellor for student affairs at Arkansas State University, in a statement. "The team at OOHLALA Mobile combines technological expertise with a deep understanding of the campus experience, making them a critical partner as we develop an app that meets the needs of the A-State community."

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