LANDOVER, Md., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Semester Online, the first-of-its-kind program offering rigorous for-credit undergraduate courses through a consortium of prestigious colleges and universities announced today the launch of a new mobile application for iOS and Android mobile devices. Developed by 2U, Inc., the leader in creating online academic experiences for top colleges and universities, the Semester Online mobile app is now available via the Apple iTunes Store and the Google Play Store for Android Apps.
"Semester Online is an opportunity for undergraduate students to take real courses, earn real credit, and expand their college experience," said Andrew Hermalyn, executive vice president and general manager of Semester Online. "This new innovative cross-platform mobile app provides students with a convenient option for accessing their course content on the go."
For the first time ever, college students, through Semester Online, will be able to view interactive course content, including lessons, documents, photographs and videos, as well as communicate live with fellow students and their professors through their iOS and Android devices, in the same way they would on their Wi-Fi connected laptop or desktop computer. It also provides in-app and badge notifications for upcoming assignment due dates, live class sessions and course events. The Semester Online app also provides students the option to record and submit videos for assignments to be graded by their professor.
"This mobile application addresses a variety of student needs," said James Kenigsberg, chief technology officer at 2U, Inc. "Convenience is an important consideration for busy college students and online students. This new Semester Online app supports that goal by providing students with mobile capabilities, a completely redesigned user interface developed for touch devices and a robust set of unique features."
The Semester Online mobile application is now available for download through the Apple iTunes App Store at http://bit.ly/SemesterOnlineiOS and the Google Play for Android Store at http://bit.ly/SOAndroid.
About Semester Online
Semester Online is the first-of-its-kind program offering rigorous for-credit undergraduate courses through a consortium of prestigious colleges and universities that includes Boston College, Brandeis University, Emory University, Northwestern University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, and Washington University in St. Louis. In partnership with 2U, Semester Online offers rigorous, online, for-credit courses to college students from anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit semesteronline.org
About 2U, Inc.
2U is revolutionizing higher education by developing the world's best online educational experiences in partnership with leading universities. Founded in 2008 by a team of education veterans, 2U provides universities with the technology, infrastructural support and capital they need to transform on-campus programs into state-of-the-art web-based programs. 2U's partner programs deliver unparalleled student retention, satisfaction and outcomes. For more information, please visit 2U.com
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