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Revamped Mobile App Supports Learning on the Go at American InterContinental U

American InterContinental University is rolling out a newly redesigned mobile app that provides students with tools for any time, anywhere learning. Students can now access the virtual classroom, e-textbooks, grades and more via Apple iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Prior to launch, the app was tested by a volunteer group of students, who provided feedback to help fine-tune its features. A variety of app functions provide mobile access to learning, support networks and time management tools:   

  • Course Materials and Assignments: Students can access e-textbooks, live chats and more by tapping on a desired course. They also can navigate to assignments and personalized learning maps in Intellipath, the university's adaptive learning platform.
  • Discussion Boards: Students can participate in discussion boards and share ideas with peers via mobile phone or tablet. The app also provides notifications when discussion board posts generate new responses.
  • Real-Time Notifications: Notifications on grades, assignments and tasks appear on students' mobile devices even with they aren't logged in to the app. Within the app, a school bell icon on the home screen tracks new notifications.
  • Time Management: The app provides a to-do list organized by day and week. Students can add tasks and assignments to their personal calendars; sync their school calendars; and e-mail tasks to their mobile device.
  • Student Support: Through the app, students can e-mail or call professors, the financial aid department or student services advisers with one tap. A directory lists hours and contact information for key AIU departments.
  • Tracking Progress: A degree tracker helps students monitor current grades, progress in a degree program and specific milestones along the way.

"AIU's mobile app is one more way we're leveraging advanced technology to serve our students and enable them to learn the way that they learn best — even on the go," said AIU Provost and Chief Academic Officer Robert Manzer in a press release. "We are proud to introduce this best-in-class, student-centric tool that fits our students' busy lifestyles."

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