Mobile Application Now Available for Students in MPA@UNC

MPA@UNC and 2U, Inc., the leader in creating online academic experiences for top universities and colleges, are pleased to announce the introduction and availability of a new mobile application for iOS and Android. The innovative app allows for students enrolled in the online format of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Master of Public Administration program to view interactive course content as well as communicate live with fellow students and professors on their mobile devices.

“Our online students come from a wide range of backgrounds and hold public service
positions across the country in a variety of sectors—from local, state, and federal government to nonprofit, military, and the law,” said Todd Nicolet, director of MPA@UNC and associate dean for operations at the UNC School of Government. “Providing mobile access will go a long way toward not only strengthening the online experience for our students but also providing them with a greater level of flexibility to work and pursue their graduate studies simultaneously.”

“Students are managing more of their lives on mobile devices than ever before,” added James Kenigsberg, chief technology officer at 2U, Inc. “We are constantly looking for ways to encourage our students’ participation and engagement in their academic programs, so this app helps us foster even greater ‘anywhere, anytime’ connectivity to deliver just that—while actually amplifying the overall learning experience.”

The new app will also notify students of upcoming assignment due dates, live class sessions, and course events, as well as give them the option to record and submit videos of graded assignments to professors. For students seeking to access videos and course content offline, the app enables them to select and download for accessibility anytime.

FEATURES

The MPA@UNC app, developed by 2U, Inc., allows students to:

  • Interact directly with other students and professors on their mobile devices
  • Review course materials and course videos—both online and offline
  • Submit projects and assignments
  • Set reminders for upcoming due dates and events

AVAILABILITY

The iOS app can be found in the Apple iTunes Store;
The Android app is available in the Google Play Store.

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