Tech partnership engages students into campus life via digital engagement

 Cape Town, 27 November 2018:

Joining hundreds of leading colleges and universities around the world, a new tech partnership will enable higher educational institutions in Africa to consolidate all the institution’s software apps, maps, classes, calendars and learning management systems via a customisable application platform. This will enable campus community mobile engagement on a platform that allows institutions to quickly and easily create apps that engage candidates, students, faculty and alumni.

The partnership between Eiffel Corp, leaders in education technology in Africa and Modo Labs, creators of Modo Campus® and Modo Workplace™, platforms which empower anyone to create mobile apps with no technical skills required, was announced in Johannesburg this week.

“In 2017, the number of smartphone users in South Africa was estimated at around 18.48 million and is expected to reach over 25 million by 2022. In 2017, the number of smartphone users worldwide was estimated to be approximately 2.32 billion and could grow to 2.87 billion by 2020.  This means that millions of students have smartphones in South Africa, and this tool helps campuses engage with students,” said Stefan du Plessis, Commercial Director at Eiffel Corp.

“Modo Labs’ Modo Campus® solution brings together all existing systems into one mobile ecosystem through more than 100 data-connectors, delivering a unified hub of crucial information for all university stakeholders,” he added.

“In an hour, you can create an app which instantly shows in a preview as you progress and immediately updates to both the Apple and Android app stores” he added.

Boosting student engagement starts with building a community. It requires conveying a brand and a campus experience where everyone—new students, undergraduates, campus organisations, faculty, staff and alumni—feels a sense of belonging.

Modo Labs takes a holistic approach to community-building by engaging across the entire student lifecycle. Each student milestone—and every experience in between—contributes to a student’s sense of connection to the institution, and how they value the institution’s worth.

From enrolment to orientation to being an undergraduate, all the way through to graduation and alumni career advancement, the platform reaches and engages the entire student body and creates a transformative student experience. 

Increasing retention requires a strong commitment to enhancing the student experience. When students feel connected to your campus community, they are more likely to be engaged and successful across their education journey.

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