Kennesaw State University launches mobile website
New, easy-to-use website tailored for cell phone and mobile device users KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug. 1,…
Georgia (Aug 2, 2011) — New, easy-to-use website tailored for cell phone and mobile device users
KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug. 1, 2011) –– Kennesaw State University today launched an easy-to-use version of the university’s website for users of cell phones and other mobile devices.
Users who visit the KSU home page from a mobile device will automatically be redirected to the new mobile site, m.kennesaw.edu, to find a list of categories such as news, events and maps. They can also access specific listings designed for prospective students, current students, faculty,staff, alumni, friends and visitors.
“As a growing number of Kennesaw State constituents, especially students, access the Web through mobile devices, it was vital that we develop a mobile website,” said Wayne Dennison, director of KSU’s Enterprise Systems and Services. “In developing this site, we wanted to make sure that we provided a more welcoming experience for visitors who access the KSU website from their mobile devices.”
According to Dennison, Kennesaw State’s development team interviewed students and researched the mobile websites of 20 to 30 colleges to ensure that the KSU site was user friendly and functional.
The new mobile site is easier to view and navigate from a mobile device than the full school website, www.kennesaw.edu. Visitors who go to the main KSUwebsite using a mobile device will automatically be redirected to the mobile site. In addition to the university’s most heavily visited pages, the site will also incorporate Google maps, which will allow mobile users with GPS-enabled devices to pinpoint their location and easily navigate around campus.
No special software or application needs to be downloaded or installed to access the new site. Users of BlackBerrys, Windows Mobile and other mobile devices may make use of the new mobile website.
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KennesawState University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 23,400 students from 142 countries.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers close to 200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.