The My Big Campus app for iOS devices makes mobile learning even more accessible to districts across the country.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – September 26, 2011 – This week, Lightspeed Systems announced the release of the My Big Campus app for iOS devices. This free application, available from the iTunes App Store, can be utilized on iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad devices. The My Big Campus app provides easy, mobile access to educational resources including You Tube videos, online assignments, activity feeds, group discussions, and more.
The number of districts implementing mobile learning programs grows every year. Using mobile devices, especially tablets, districts are able to take advantage of anytime, anywhere learning opportunities. The My Big Campus app was designed to give educators and students easy 24/7 access to safe content and classroom discussions.
Page Kessler, Instructional Technology Teacher and My Big Campus Coach from Kenosha Unified School District in WI, shares, “The teachers at Kenosha really appreciate the ease and flow of My Big Campus. We are excited to further expand our mobile learning program with the My Big Campus app!”
My Big Campus from Lightspeed Systems gives schools an engaging online environment to promote blended learning within a secure, monitored platform–balancing the educational use of Web 2.0 tools with network and student safety. With the new My Big Campus app, teachers and students can extend learning outside the classroom and continue accessing educational videos, managing assignments, viewing calendars, and posting to class messages.
Lightspeed Systems is focused on making online learning safe and effective•which is why all activity on the My Big Campus app is monitored and protected by its award-winning Web Filter. Reporting on inappropriate content, skin-tone analysis, virus scanning, profanity detection, and more create a secure learning environment, ensuring that students can safely engage in classwork and develop 21st-century skills.
Based on a user-friendly interface, the My Big Campus app provides schools with a valuable collaborative learning solution•accessed on either school-supplied or personal iOS devices, both on and off the network. “Lightspeed Systems goal is to allow teachers and administrators to easily and safely access great educational content•anytime, anywhere,” explains CEO Joel Heinrichs. “The My Big Campus app provides the tools necessary for continued collaboration and engaged learning, both inside and outside of the classroom.”
All users of the app must have My Big Campus accounts, which are assigned to students through the school district or available free to educators at http://www.mybigcampus.com/sign-up. An Android app is currently in development.
The app is available in the iTunes store at http://itunes.apple.com/app/my-big-campus/id464196976
About Lightspeed Systems
To us, education isn’t an industry; it’s a passion. Our solutions make it safe, secure, and easy for IT staff to give users access to resources that make learning engaging, collaborative—and real.
Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been partnering with, listening to, and supporting IT staff in schools—making their day-to-day tasks manageable and their educational goals reachable. Today our solutions are used in more than 2,000 school districts for more than 7 million students. Our products have won numerous awards and our company has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies for the last five years. But more than what we’ve done, we’re interested in what we can do, together: transform education. For more information, call 661-716-7600, or visit www.lightspeedsystems.com.