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Can Smartphones Replace Laptops?

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 28, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Physical books are being replaced by eBooks — didn’t happen. Blu-ray is the next DVD — sorry, that was streaming. Smartphones are the new laptop — jury’s still out?

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5 Ways a Campus Text Messaging Program Can Work for You

Posted by Lori Reese on May 5, 2017 5:30:00 AM

If you want to get student communications right, you probably suspect issuing a school email isn’t enough. Email remains a fabulous vehicle for the deskbound: office workers check theirs about 30 times an hour. But for those on the go — like students and faculty — it's unreliable.

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Three Ways to Connect With Students

Posted by Liz Schulte on Apr 19, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Text messaging, email, website, phone, mail, apps, chat, social media, advertisements, in the age of information communication shouldn’t be difficult. The many options for how we speak with one another haven’t made communication simpler. Instead, they have created a cloud of noise that is difficult to maneuver through. How can you ensure your message reaches your specific audience?

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Go Mobile – It’s Where Your Students Are - (Part 2)

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Feb 24, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Yesterday we learned about the 222 million people in the United States carrying smartphones and how more of them are making major purchases from their devices. Of the $160 billion being spent from smartphones in 2017, how easy will it be for students to purchase course materials while they are on the go?

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Go Mobile – It’s Where Your Students Are - (Part 1)

Posted by Jason Smallheer on Feb 23, 2017 5:30:00 AM

318 million people live in the United States and more than 222 million of them are carrying a smartphone. No longer used for simply making phone calls, the cellular phone is also a personal hub for communication, entertainment and eCommerce. In 2017, US consumers will spend more than $160 billion from their mobile phone. How easy will it be for them to buy course materials from their phone?

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