March 29, 2004

College Txts Students

As of next Fall, Braintree College in North Essex, UK will use a customised group texting system to communbicate with its 1000 full-time students, according to Mike Grenville for 160characters.org.

"The college will use the service for various types of communication. These will include providing support around coursework, information on college social events, and good news/congratulations messages. Another obvious use for the service will be for short-notice notification of college closure, or changes in lecture rooms.

Replies to messages are returned to the 'txt inbox' on the computer of the staff member in much the same way that e-mail is handled".

Some related articles on how schools are around the world communicate with their students:

-- Teens secretly txt their problems to nurse at Cardigan Secondary School

-- Australian students get exam results by SMS

-- Higher School Certificate results by SMS

-- Schools text students, parents

-- UK Student Unions offer lecture alerts, exam updates by SMS

-- Carriers prepare for SMS surge from school exam results

-- Saudi Arabia: Getting exam results by SMS

-- Exam and Admission results by SMS

-- India: Exam results by SMS

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