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Mona School of Business launches mobile app

Published:Monday | August 31, 2015 | 8:00 AM
Maurice McNaughton
Professor Densil Williams
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Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) launched their free mobile app at the University of the West Indies Mona campus orientation activities recently.

A mobile app is a computer programme designed to run on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers and continues to increase in popularity here and abroad.

Executive director of MSBM, Professor Densil Williams said, "In order to continue to deliver an exceptional teaching and learning experience to our students, MSBM has provided a solution that will meet the information needs of its students in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Our mobile app will provide the students with real-time information on developments in the school and will allow our students to always be in the know. It is the first of its kind anywhere in the university system in Jamaica."

Meanwhile, director of the MSBM Centre of Excellence, Dr Maurice McNaughton demonstrated the app to the incoming class of undergraduate MSBM students at the orientation session on Monday August 24.

He noted that "the app's objectives are to integrate mobile applications and a mobile-friendly website as key elements of MSBM digital strategy and to exploit the capabilities of the mobile channel as a means of engaging with current and prospective students, and enhancing student service delivery."

The app was developed by UWI students using the Kurogo Open Source platform.

The apps features include UWI-related class schedules, faculty and staff directory, events, news, reservations/scheduling for study spaces, videos/photos, social media, maps and dining options.

In addition to the app, the MSBM also launched its orientation video which will help students to register seamlessly for their classes. The video is a part of the app and is also available on the school's website so that students can always revert to it if they have problems registering for their courses.