CTU Recognized by 2016 Global Mobile Awards For Best Mobile Education Innovation

  • April 13, 2016
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CTU Mobile App on two phonesThe GSMA, the global association of mobile operators worldwide, announced in February that Colorado Technical University was a finalist for its 2016 Best Mobile Innovation for Education Award for the university’s newly revamped CTU Mobile app.

The award is one of the Global Mobile Awards (The GloMo Awards) given annually by the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators across the globe. The organization unites nearly 800 operators and more than 250 companies, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers, internet companies and organizations in adjacent industry sectors. This year’s GloMos were announced at the GMSA’s annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Colorado Technical University was one of 930 total worldwide nominees for all the award categories. Other finalists in the Best Mobile Innovation for Education Award category included Acer & STUST for Acer Cloud Professor, Beijing HEYI Education & Technology Corp. & SK Telecom for Pandarin, Mauj Mobile for, SK Telecom for Smart Robot Coding School, and Worldreader & Opera for Worldreader Mobile. On February 23, the GMSA announced Worldreader & Opera for Worldreader Mobile as the 2016 award winner.

“We are thrilled and greatly honored that the GloMo Award judges have recognized CTU Mobile for its innovation in education,” said university president Andrew H. Hurst. “Being named a finalist among such a worthy set of global nominees validates our commitment to mobile technology that enables students to better fit education into their lives.”

Colorado Technical University designed CTU Mobile to help online CTU students overcome persistent barriers to their higher-education goals and offer more anywhere, anytime access to their academic courses. To tackle issues of access, ease, connection and support, the university collaborated with students to develop an industry benchmark app.

The result is an app for Apple iOS and Android phones and tablets with features and functionality that remove those barriers and give students freedom and flexibility to achieve success. With access to real-time instructor feedback, assignment reminders, discussion boards, Live Chat schedules and more, CTU Mobile uses innovative mobile and synchronous data technology to meet students at their mobile moments.

“The huge number of nominees for the 2016 GloMos set a new record, reflecting the tremendous diversity and pace of innovation across the mobile world,” said GSMA Chief Marketing Officer Michael O’Hara. An independent panel of experts, analysts, journalists, academics and – in some cases, mobile operator representatives – judged the entries. To celebrate the GloMo’s 21st anniversary, journalist, former “Gadget Show” host and current BBC One’s Formula 1 presenter Suzi Perry hosted the awards ceremony.

Learn more about how you can make education as mobile as you are with CTU Mobile here.