As Schools App reaches more and more students, we’ve been hearing a lot of great feedback about how students are using the application. Here’s a quick sample of what students have to say about Schools App and how students are using it to connect with each other (click on a post to see a bigger version):
Note: these screenshots are composites, with names and faces changed to respect the privacy of our students and honor our security standards. The positive feedback students are expressing is otherwise unedited.
They’ve Been Waiting
Students have been waiting for communication with academic institutions to look like communication in the rest of their lives – community based, constantly available, and instantaneous. Whether it’s Office Hours or not, students can use the application to get in touch with their departments and network with other departments.
Share the Excitement
School pride is infectious. Students are already psyched to start college, and the ability to talk to other students who share their passion keeps the excitement level high. And since Schools is on Facebook, students check the application constantly.
Help Them Find Their Peers
Until now, admitted students haven’t been able to benefit from the support and connections of friends at their new school. When students are able to find each other before school starts and discover what they’ve got in common, getting adjusted to college is easier.
Build A Better Social Network
Networking is an essential part of the college experience and a huge asset in the world after college. Posting on an application where the whole school can see and talk is way more effective than posting on a bulletin board in your department’s basement and hoping for the best.