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Autumn Issue (Nov.)


Campus in the palm of your hand

Implementation of the official application WASEDA Mobile for smartphones

In August, the Waseda University Distance Learning Center implemented WASEDA Mobile by using Blackboard Mobile Central, a smartphone application offered by Blackboard Inc. as a university public relations tool.

In addition to transmitting official information from our university, WASEDA Mobile is filled with functions essential to campus life. Some examples are a campus map which enables searching for our university's major facilities, a campus tour video, delivery of official university news and sports news, and a schedule function which announces official university events, the university calendar and a class calendar. WASEDA Mobile also provides access to emergency contact numbers of the university. Furthermore, the application allows users to view iTunes U and University Experience Website, where our university's mock lectures can be viewed, as well as websites such as the library homepage and the student newsletter Waseda Weekly. The application is an essential tool not only for current students, but also for students taking entrance examinations, parents, alumni, faculty members, staff and all Waseda fans.