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Friends,

 

Does anyone have experience working with ModoLabs or any other vendor or mobile apps for higher education.  Any endorsements?  Any cautions?

 

DP Harris, Phd—Vice President/CIO

LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY | Information Services

 

11139 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, California 92350

(909) 558-7600

Meeting Room: http://llu.adobeconnect.com/dpharris-voffice/

 

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Hey DP --

Here is what Jim Robertson, our Exec Director of Web Services has to say:

"Modo has proven to be a very, very good partner.  They have delivered
us what we wanted on a very aggressive time-table -- including three
custom modules.

They have been very open about collaborating on design, and they
brought their considerable mobile experience to inform many of the
choices we have made."

You can contact him directly if you'd like to talk more. Jim Robertson, jim@nyu.edu.

Jenn
************************************************
Jenn Stringer, MLIS
Director, Academic Technology Services
Information Technology Services
New York University
(212) 992-6971
jenn.stringer@nyu.edu



At ERAU, we have been working with At&t Campus Guide and DubLabs, they were not the only vendor we looked at.  We explored a few before deciding which partner to choose.  We have found it a very interesting exercise and beneficial.  Some items to consider based on what we learned:

·         Use the crawl, walk, run approach.  Don’t try to get all aspects in at once.  Identify those features your students use daily/frequently and deploy those first.  You can always add features later.

·         Talk to your students and see what they want, it may not be what you think they want.

·         Look carefully at the technology base, is it sustainable, secure and easy to manage going forward….

o   Changing and adding RSS feeds

o   Adding new features

o   Addressing the inevitable changes in your feeder systems (SIS, LMS, HR etc.)

o   Integration with the SIS and LMS; security, overhead on system and ease of testing

·         I recommend finding a vendor that can address/handle different mobile devices

·         Find a vendor willing to understand your needs and update accordingly.  Understand how they accomplish that, do they provide you a toolkit, do they create one-off customizations or do they embed new features/functions in the core product.  Our preference is to avoid customizations… J

·         Explore the costs, not just the initial costs but ongoing costs including support.  Based on what we reviewed, the options vary a lot.  FYI – we do not charge our students for the app.

 

We have had a great experience with our mobile implementation, I would be happy to discuss details off-line

 

Thanks,

Cindy Bixler
University Chief Information Officer 

Phone 386.226.7959





 

Hello,
I would like to inform anyone who is looking to define or update their university's mobile offering or strategy to look at the work the EDUCAUSE ACTI-MWF working group is producing entitled "Developing a Campus Mobile Strategy: Guidelines, Tools, and Best Practices". It will be presented and made available at the Annual EDUCAUSE meeting in early November. 

Here is the link to the scheduled EDUCAUSE presentation:

This is being produced and presented by the EDUCAUSE ACTI Working group on Mobile Web Frameworks (ACTI-MWF). 
More information on mission and membership of ACTI-MWF is here:

Best Regards,
Mojgan
 
MOJGAN A. AMINI
User Experience Technologies & Middleware
University of California, San Diego

858-534-1023 (w) | 858-225-4037 (m)
mojgan@ucsd.edu  |  uxt.ucsd.edu

From: "Harris, DP (LLU)" <dpharris@LLU.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:59:25 +0000
To: <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [CIO] Modo Labs and other Mobile Vendors

Friends,

 

Does anyone have experience working with ModoLabs or any other vendor or mobile apps for higher education.  Any endorsements?  Any cautions?

 

DP Harris, Phd—Vice President/CIO

LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY | Information Services

 

11139 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, California 92350

(909) 558-7600

Meeting Room: http://llu.adobeconnect.com/dpharris-voffice/

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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