|[January 16, 2014]
EmpoweredU Launches 11 Mobile-First Pilots With Top Universities & Colleges
CAMPBELL, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
EmpoweredU, the mobile-first learning management system, today announced
eleven pilot programs launching with universities and colleges
throughout the country.
The Viterbi School of Engineering, the Rossier School of Education, and
the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University
of Southern California, Clemson University, Davis College of Business at
Jacksonville University, Texas Southern University, University of San
Francisco, University of California at Irvine, University of California
at San Diego, Southern Arkansas University, and Cambria-Rowe Business
College will all partner with EmpoweredU to place students into a new
mobile learning platform for classes.
EmpoweredU's mobile-first platform provides the tools, features, and
ease of the iPad for a best-in-class mobile learning experience far
different from other learning management systems. The pilot programs
will allow students in select classes at these eleven schools to test
out the mobile education technology.
A similar pilot program between EmpoweredU and the Haas School of
Business at the University of California, Berkeley has just successfully
transitioned the pilot phase into deployment. UCLA Extension has also
deployed the EmpoweredU's mobile platform.
The EmpoweredU platform offers simple, common navigation for all classes
and exploits the built-in functionalities and tools of a mobile device.
This includes streaming content via the Internet course site creation,
on-line lectures, assignment, test administering, grading, user
publishing, live chat, peer-to-peer interaction, discussion forum,
development of student portfolios, messaging, and news and web-content
Even more importantly, EmpoweredU's mobile platform allows students to
work offline on their studies, so that students can continue coursework
even when outside of a WiFi (News - Alert) zone.
"EmpoweredU's mission is to help universities provide learning anywhere,
anytime, with any device. Our mobile learning platform offers a full
solution to universities looking to embrace teaching and learning on the
go," said EmpoweredU CEO Steve Poizner. "EmpoweredU's technology
supports competency based learning, and extends the important
instructor-based learning model across mobile devices. Not just by
porting a design from the web, but by creating a simple, easy to use
platform that is native to the mobile ecosystem."
The platform greatly enhances student-to-student collaboration and
student-to-instructor communication. Students will be able to access the
platform's mobile discussion boards and social learning tools. The
mobile platform allows for audio, video, and essay creation. It also
integrates key iPad features like Push Notifications and FaceTime (News - Alert). In
addition to a standalone implementation, the mobile platform and support
infrastructure is designed for easy integration with existing Student
Information Systems (SIS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
"I have reviewed several LMS applications and the platform by EmpoweredU
is the best I've seen," said Dr. Jonathan Wolf, Director of Education at
Cambria-Rowe Business College. "EmpoweredU moves away from the didactic
model of many other LMS applications to a truly constructivist pedagogy,
whereby students are engaged and eager to learn."
EmpoweredU enables universities to deliver their highest quality
academic or training courseware through our next-generation mobile
learning environment. Thanks to low-cost and feature-rich mobile
devices, broadband, and recently developed interactive and engaging
learning platforms, today's online education is vastly different than
the self-paced videos and instructor-disconnected online education of
Learn more at www.empoweredu.com
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