This year’s college freshmen have never lived in a time without Google. They are pretty tech savvy by nature. They’re also used to using smartphones, tablets and of course apps. They want the ability to use all of their tools wherever they go. Today’s college students work on the bus, in the park, on the job and while visiting mom and dad. With all this in mind, one of the key things they are looking for is convenience.
Convenience is exactly what Apporto provides. With that convenience comes better engagement. That engagement drives student’s success and of course completion, which is everyone’s common goal with education technology in higher ed.
Students have access to their school’s mobile app. Their LMS is available on all of their devices. They can be notified by app of anything and everything pertaining to their campus experience. So why are they shackled to a desktop or a laptop to use some of their biggest college tools like Adobe, MS Office, ArcGIS and more? Sure they can sign up and pay for their own software but they would still be chained to the native system.
With everyone these days using the cloud for just about everything, Apporto allows colleges and universities to “Cloudify” these important apps (software).
Apporto takes those important programs and puts them on the cloud, allowing just about full functionality anytime, anywhere on any device. This means that students can start a project in MS Office or Adobe, tweak it on the subway or the bus on their tablet and then take it back over on their personal Mac. “all without skipping a beat” Apporto says on their website.
There are other products out there that can do traditional desktop visualization (VDI), but Apporto goes above and beyond and simplifies the experience for the IT department. Typical VDI platforms require months to get setup and can set a school back six figures for each program. Apporto can get the important apps in the cloud on day one and they even let you start out with a free trial (yes free!).
Apporto is a fraction of the cost of traditional VDI. Get started cloudifying your apps today. Visit with Apporto in the Startup Alley at EDUCAUSE in Philadelphia October 31- November 3. Or, you can check them out online at apporto.com.