Mobile Learning in UK Universities

Does it sound like a year of mobile? Mobile marketing becomes bigger and bigger, and mobile learning in education boost. Read John’s post about university mobile apps. I was wondering how’s the mobile apps/services by the UK university learning and teaching support.

Here they are:

  • Cardiff University Mobile  – allows students to get useful content (e.g., campus map, news, find PCs, email, calendar, e-learning, modules, student support) on their handset.
  • City University, London Mobiles – provides library services (e.g., find library site locations, check catalogue, renew books, search databases), campus map, access learning resources through mobiles.
  • Huddersfield UniApp – it allows users to search map and locations, get university information, access contacts, and find PCs.
  • LJMU Mobile App – it allows students to access library records, University maps and locations, get information about student services and find friends.
  • Mobile Bath – the University of Bath is preparing for offical launch of their mobile site. It allows students to view campus map, search contacts, find PCs and get latest campus news.
  • Mobile Oxford – provides functions of searching places, contacts and library collections; accessing news, podcasts, university service status and e-learning. The service includes information not only relating to students’ experience of study, but also their experience of live in the city, such as transport and weather.
  • MyMobileBristol is a mobile web application developed by the University of Bristol with collaboration from Bristol City Council. It has useful information relating to central Bristol such as transport, pubs and places and wireless hotspots.
  • Northumbria Mobile App – supports students to browse courses, view photos of the campus, request a prospectus, get information of accommodation, library, sports facilities, and keep up to date with the latest news and events.
  • Open University mobile connections – it supports VLEs,  learning objects, library services, assessment, language learning and professional development through mobiles.
  • St Andrews Mobile – University of St Andrews provide smartphone application that allows users to access university information (e.g., library search, find locations and friends, RSS feeds, get learning resources).
  • Sussex Mobile – gives easy mobile access to course timetables, details of library loans and reservations, campus locations and a pocket guide of useful information about the University.
  • UCL GO! – it supports students to access UCL University and Union information, such as find locations, search contacts and library, and use calendar.
  • University of Bradford – it supports VLEs and university information on mobiles. Users are able to check emails, access University maps, systems and news, as well as keep track friends.
  • University of Dundee – Mobile Map allows users to search university locations by mobiles and My Dundee (Blackboard Learning Environment) supports users to access modules and course documents.
  • University of Edinburgh U@Ed – enables students to easily stay informed with convenience that mobility brings.
  • University of Liverpool Blackboard Mobile Learn – allows students access course materials in the university e-learning system through mobiles.
  • University of Kent Mobile Web Application – it will be launched soon. As they said, it will support students accessing campus maps, place locator, help resources, university news, and e-learning.
  • University of Reading – the University of Reading UniApp is designed specifically for the needs of the students at the University of Reading and the Library Mobile-friendly resources present increasing library services on mobiles.
  • University of Sheffield CampusM – it is under development; allows students to find PCs, contacts  and a web based version of CampusM for all phones that can access the web.
  • University of Wolverhampton (WLV) Open Days – it aims to enhance students Open Day experience (e.g., find locations and friends, get support information and university news).

Other resources:

(You can find university provided apps on Android and Apple Store websites.  Feel free to add cases of practice if I missed any.)


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