Selected Higher ED Apps

 

iTunes U

The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.

Choose from more than 500,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology; Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools; See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them.

   
myHomework

Help students and instructors to better organize assignments. Track your homework, tests, projects and lessons; Get reminded when assignments are due; Supports time, block and period based schedules. Sync to access your classes and assignments on any of the available devices!

 
Inkling

Inkling is a platform for interactive books, rebuilt from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, as well as PC and Mac. Books on Inkling are designed to help you learn just about anything, from anatomy to business strategy or making your own bacon. Track your homework, tests, projects and lessons; Get reminded when assignments are due; Supports time, block and period based schedules. Sync to access your classes and assignments on any of the available devices!

   
myPocketProf

myPocketProf allows the students to have their course notes with them wherever they go, in the format they need and organized in the hierarchy that suits them. Notes can be highlighted and even add diagrams with annotations. Moreoever, notes can be shared privately amongst other users. Because myPocketProf synchronizes the notes to the phone’s memory, a network connection is not required to view them. Students can share notes amongst themselves and keep up-to-date with any missed lectures.

   
Evernote

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

- Small widget: Create new text, snapshot and audio notes, and jump to the search screen.
- Large widget: Same as the small widget, plus snippets of recently viewed notes.

   
Attendance

Attendance is a universal iPhone/Touch/iPad app (runs on iOS 4.x and 5.x) that allows you to take and keep attendance records. Its main intended use is for teachers to keep track of records for their classes, but it can also be used for meetings and group gatherings. The attendance statuses are completely customizable. You can import names a number of ways including formatted CSV files that you store in your Dropbox account or send as email attachments. You can also import names from an Address Book group or you can enter the names by hand on your device. In response to a few of the reviews, I have updated the Attendance support web page with text describing the various import options and how to use the app. Links to the relevant videos are included along with the text descriptions.

   
  University Specific Apps

Many universities have developed their own apps such as StanfordUniversity of Texas-Austin, and MIT to keep students in touch with their campuses. They feature news, sports, event information, campus maps, and directories.

 

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