Ways to Leverage Mobile Technology

With the ever increasing popularity of mobile technology in all applications, it is now also being used to transmit higher educational content among the students of the subject and also provide them with cutting edge services online through dedicated portals that are full of superior educational content on a subject. Administering education through the use of mobile technologies is a new phenomenon that is slowly catching on in the higher education sector. Due to its scalability, mobile technology is a much sought after technology for higher educational applications.

This increasing popularity of mobile phones has also caught the fancy of the student population. This is manifest in students not being able to keep themselves away from their cell phones even for five minutes in a day. There is a constant need to remain connected, either through social media or chat forums. Another area of engagement is checking text messages and answering phone calls. This popularity of mobile technology can now be harnessed for the transmission of high quality higher educational content from reputed campuses like Harvard, Cambridge, IITs, etc.

Even though research shows that only 4% of adults use location services for checking in, almost a quarter of them employ it for more practical activities like getting directions and recommendations. Savvier teens are more prone to use location services, given their penchant for technology, Not only that, they can also access campus events, news alerts, social recommendations, etc through mobile technologies. One great manifestation of the use of mobile technology in education sector is at WYU, where the schools iWYU application shows everything from athletics to shuttle bus info, etc. Ohio State University is another great example of how mobile applications can be leveraged to give students their grades and schedules in real-time.

Recent reports reveal that the University of California, Davis did away with more than 100 landline phones from their campus-not only to economise, but also because the idea of a stationary phone system seemed draconian when compared to the ubiquity of a mobile phone. The increase in the popularity of mobile technology is being harnessed by the student community to protect them from harm. Their embracing of this technology has resulted in giving them a more secure future, by helping them report dangerous situations and thus stay away from harm.

The idea of the mobile phone acting as a gaming device is increasingly gaining steam. This is being made possible by Square and Intuit’s GoPayment, as well as LevelUp and Google Wallet, to name a few. Only last year, Denver University partnered with Mocopay and a local coffee shop to provide superior solutions to customers. Standford University has tied up with BlingTag Stickers, which in turn charge students’ Paypal accounts for their purchases on campus. This is only possible by embracing mobile payments through a dedicated payment gateway provided by some service provider. This will also identify the worst and best performing kiosks and services. Truly, mobile technologies have changed the way services are delivered to customers.