Sitting Bull School Launches Cellular App to Assist Strengthen Campus Group
North Dakota tribal faculty companions with Prepared Schooling to develop cell app designed to extend engagement and retention
FORT YATES, ND – February 14, 2018 – Sitting Bull School, the first greater schooling establishment on the Standing Rock Reservation, in the present day introduced the launch of a brand new cell app to assist college students navigate and have interaction in campus life. Developed in partnership with Prepared Schooling, which works with greater than 350 faculties and universities worldwide to enhance scholar engagement and persistence, the app will assist Sitting Bull college students entry tutorial info, talk with friends and college, and obtain real-time updates about occasions and campus actions.
“Our primary objective at Sitting Bull helps our college students full their diploma — which could be particularly difficult for many who journey lengthy distances, or steadiness work and household commitments along with their coursework,” stated Koreen Ressler, Vice President of Operations at Sitting Bull School. “We all know that the extra engaged our college students are, the extra seemingly they’re to persist of their research. That’s why new instruments just like the Sitting Bull app have been so vital in serving to college students keep linked with their friends and fostering a way of group. After an in depth overview course of, we selected to companion with the workforce at Prepared Schooling because of their deep expertise in greater schooling and data-driven method to bettering the scholar expertise.”
Analysis suggests that American Indians and Alaska Natives have the bottom retention charges of any racial or ethnic group within the first three years of faculty. To deal with this problem, Sitting Bull School is tapping expertise to raised join its college students to campus life and scholar success companies.
Over 200 faculties and universities have partnered with Prepared Schooling to launch campus cell apps to assist demystify the school expertise for college kids and assist retention. Current analysis, performed at Kentucky’s Lindsey Wilson School, discovered that first-year college students who used their campus app have been 17% extra prone to return after the primary semester than those that didn’t.
“The ubiquity of cell gadgets on campus provides faculties a novel alternative to shut entry and fairness gaps that usually create obstacles to scholar success,” stated Danial Jameel, Co-Founder and CEO of Prepared Schooling and a former scholar affairs skilled on the College of Toronto. “Sitting Bull is main the way in which amongst peer establishments through the use of cell expertise to succeed in college students the place they’re, and achieve higher perception into the effectiveness of educational sources and assist companies.”
Developed by a workforce of former scholar affairs professionals, researchers, and engineers, Prepared Educationuses native cell expertise together with customizable alerts, real-time suggestions instruments, and GPS navigation to streamline the campus expertise for faculty college students. Obtainable without spending a dime to college students by the Apple App and Google Play shops, the campus app integrates straight with current Studying Administration Programs (LMS) and Pupil Info Programs (SIS), offering a single platform for college kids to entry details about programs, occasions, and different sources. School and employees have entry to wealthy analytics and information dashboards to assist course of real-time suggestions and enhance the scholar expertise.
Prepared Schooling, based by scholar affairs professionals, builds cell apps for greater schooling establishments to affect and enhance the scholar expertise. The platform is designed to assist scholar success by unifying campus sources – LMS, co-curricular, athletics, golf equipment/orgs, occasions and lots of extra – inside a branded, built-in, faculty app. Over 350 establishments have joined the Prepared Schooling household, connecting a whole lot of hundreds of scholars with their directors, their campus, and most significantly, their friends. For extra info, go to www.readyeducation.com.