E-learning has become part of every students lifestyle with course materials, assignments and videos hosted online and accessible via mobile, explains Gerard Au, associate vice president, Information Technology Services, CSUSB.
As mobile device usage increases, we need to extend our capability to keep up, and the Powermat platform is an important part of that infrastructure as it will allow our students to stay connected and learning all day long,
adds that the university has experienced a 16 percent year-over-year increase in the number of mobile devices connected to the campus wireless network, which the university recently upgraded.
However, many students were being hindered by a lack of electrical outlets.
The Powermat platform allows us to monitor the charging spots and take full advantage of usage trends.
We can then engage students with university-sponsored information via the Powermat application when they charge.
Having the ability to manage the technology and engage students beyond a simple charging solution is what made us decide to partner with Powermat
, explains Au