Remember When Email Was Considered Fast?! Times sure have changed… “ E-mail is so, like, 2005” Business 2.0 article Students are more mobile and connected than ever. They use to demand instant access … but now, they expect information to flow to them, anywhere, anytime … everywhere, all the time. "If I leave my house without my cell phone, I feel lost. I can't text-message. I don't know what time it is. I feel naked. I need it for everything.” University of Minnesota student
They’re Not Reading Your Messages How do schools ensure the most relevant and up-to-date information is immediately accessible to the campus community, that’s increasingly mobile? “ College officials around the country find that a growing number of students are missing important messages about deadlines, class cancellations, and events sent to them by e-mail because, well, the messages are sent to them by e-mail.” Chronicle of Higher Education, October 6, 2006
There Is Hope
More than 90% of college students own cell phones.
In a recent survey by Student Monitor, students rated Text Messaging as more “in” than going to clubs and bars, instant messaging, coffee, working out, MySpace.com, digital cameras, and going to movies.
Solution… Secure, easy-to-use, permission-based mobile messaging solutions from clearTXT, which deliver information and alerts to the mobile phones students have with them all day, every day.
What does clearTXT provide? clearTXT provides permission-based mobile messaging solutions that deliver timely and highly relevant information directly to the one device all members of the campus community carry – the mobile phone. Class announcements, assignments, schedule changes, emergency alerts, and campus news, delivered to any mobile phone. With clearTXT, the campus community stays connected.
Course messages are sent automatically; You can send broadcast messages in seconds
Permission based (opt-in) – People only receive the messages they want. NO SPAM!
clearTXT provides the right balance for schools - easy to use, cost effective and designed for the education community. There are no software applications to download, no phone requirements or phones to support, and no need for additional resources or personnel.
Flexibility – clearTXT solutions can be used for academic messaging (course announcements, assignments, etc.), campus-wide messages (emergency alerts, safety and security), athletic messages (updates about the football team), and almost anything else you can imagine, including announcements to Alumni.
Seamless Integration – Through the Blackboard Building Blocks program means easy setup, secure authentication, and automatic course messaging. clearTXT also offers stand-alone options to support other eLearning applications (API’s available 2007).
Why clearTXT? (so many reasons, we needed a 2nd slide) “ One of the greatest benefits of working with clearTXT is the helpfulness of their staff. They were very patient with us as we piloted the product and made sure it worked properly in our complex Blackboard environment." Dr. Michael Lieberman, Dean, Instructional and Research Computing, University of Cincinnati
Reduce communication costs – No need to spend money and resources printing ads, flyers, announcements, and news.
No ads – clearTXT does not include any advertisements in mobile messages.
Instant Messaging – The ability to send messages to the entire campus in seconds means a higher level of safety and security.
Ease of use – Managed through an intuitive user interface via a web-browser. There are no software applications to download and it works on any modern mobile phone.
What are your peers saying about clearTXT? “ clearTXT extends the university, and the teaching and learning environment to the mobile phone with easy-to-use, powerful, yet cost effective solutions.” “ We looked at other offerings, but clearTXT achieves the University’s goals in the least complicated and most cost effective manner." Paul Fisher, Director, Teaching and Learning Technology Center, Seton Hall University “ Our partnership with clearTXT has been productive, pleasant, and allowed us to jump into this new space with competence and confidence.” Fred Siff, Chief Information Officer, University of Cincinnati