Covenant University, in partnership with Softcom Ltd and Samsung Electronics, has unveiled a mobile learning platform, EduSocial to improve the university’s internal efficiency and support learning anywhere, anytime.
Edusocial is a mobile library that offers a platform for tutorial and interaction between students, staff and faculty. It also offers a platform for communication between Management, staff and students.
The project offers technology entrepreneurship that now allows students validate their app ideas among 7,000 users before going into the real world. Students are also able to access class notes, library resources and interact with each other within and outside the university community.
While making his presentation during the launch, the Managing Partner of Softcom, Mr. Yomi Adedeji, said, “A place where learning could be more fun was what we dreamed about when I and my partner, Seindemi Olobayo, thought about ‘EduSocial.’ A platform where a student won’t need to compete with other students for access to learning materials or library resources; where interactions and discussions can be recorded for ease of reference when preparing for exams; and where you can spend a lot of time learning in a fun way.”
According to the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, “God has given us this platform to show the world how to make things work. The mobile learning project of this university was embarked upon to enable students have real time round-the-clock access to vasteducational resources. This is for the purpose of creating platforms through which they can efficiently disseminate information – individually, in groups and all together. This platform is to aid and drive collaboration within the student community, by enabling work group communication and individual messaging.”
He went further to say, “Covenant, having been ranked number one in Nigeria, number one in West Africa and falls into the top 5% in the world, has very high educational standards. And the university, wanting to uphold in-class learning solutions, enabled her students to have access to online resources from anywhere, remotely, and also to enhance Teacher/Student collaboration.”