Saturday, April 09, 2005

UK university sends SMSes to its students

Wolverhampton University has an eye on SMS, aimed to take the place of traditional letters. University lecturers are sending students revision tips, timetables, appointment times and coursework feedback using mobile phone texting. This is possible due to a £4.5m project, which is supposed to cut costs of university's communications. Text messaging also saves time for students living off-campus, who would otherwise have to travel in to check notice boards. "This will probably be the first and biggest scheme of its kind in the country and will help us communicate quickly and efficiently with students. At the moment we are targeting first years in most of the schools at the university but this is rapidly expanding and hopefully we will be reaching all students within 18 months.", said John Traxler, a leader of this initiative.


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