Development of academic mobi-site powered by LexisNexis online portal, MyAcademic, for students and educators in the tertiary education sector, is a breakthrough in e-learning technology.
LexisNexis South Africa (www.lexisnexis.co.za), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced the launch of its new informative mobi-site (www.myacademic.mobi), an extension of its already successful online education portal, MyAcademic (www.myacademic.co.za). The mobi-site makes use of functionalities such as geo-tagging and QR (Quick Response) codes, a first for South African academia.
“In addition to being an interactive space for students, the mobi-site uses geo-tagging functionality, which enables students to locate their nearest bookstores; it also directs them to relevant online book stores,” explains LexisNexis academic marketer, Henry van der Walt.
“We know that the future of academic publishing lies in integrating traditional study methods with online technology. It’s no longer enough to just publish a textbook. We have to ensure maximum worth, which is why we also provide value-added material, for example making relevant multiple-choice questions available on the mobi-site to help students prepare for upcoming tests or exams,” Van der Walt continued.
The new mobi-site is optimised for smart phones and traditional T9 phones but can also be viewed via a normal desktop browser. It is an extension of the MyAcademic, an online portal launched by LexisNexis in May 2011 which merges academic publishing with social media to create a platform for students, authors and lecturers in academia.
To find out more about the company’s academic product offerings, contact LexisNexis on +27(0)11-245-6529 or visit www.myacademic.co.za. You can also visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/LexisNexisMyAcademic or follow LexisNexis on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/LN_MyAcademic.
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