USP launches new app for instant and effective accessibility
21 July, 2018, 5:30 am
THE official University of the South Pacific (USP) Mobile app aims to have most of USP’s information, services and web functionalities accessible by the users instantly and efficiently.
The Mobile App accompanied the launch of three more apps on Thursday, including the USP Campus Map App, Events App and a web application for easier approval of registration forms related to Student Administrative Services (SAS) for easy approval and to ensure appropriate approval channel is followed in processing these forms.
In launching the apps, USP vice-chancellor and president Professor Rajesh Chandra said there was little doubt the world was now a fully knowledge and innovation-based economy and society, and everyone was at the cusp of accelerating digital transformation.
He said even though the Pacific lagged behind other regions, it was catching up and the university was pushing hard in the area of creativity, innovation and digital transformation.
“We always wanted to have a USP app where all students and staff get information on their fingertips with minimum cost. I am proud to say we do have it now with initial features developed by different developers of mLearning team,” Professor Chandra said.
He informed the guests that USP embraced mLearning to facilitate and support learning in 2011.
The mLearning team initially developed a fit-for-purpose mLearning infrastructure that primarily utilised the short message service (SMS) for its delivery and services.
Meanwhile, the university also celebrated the achievement of eight of its innovations that had received Patents from the Australian Patent Agency.