- An Old Dominion University computer science student designed an application called iAchieveODU to help students stay on track in their classes.
- The app features course reminders, study aids, cumulative GPA projections, note-taking platforms, and directions to tutoring services, eCampusNews reports.
- The free app is available for iPhone and Android devices and was first offered last spring, according to the article.
The iAchieve app, designed by Old Dominion computer science student Preston Brown, was specifically created for use on his campus. Students can download the app at the beginning of the semester, take a few minutes to enter all of their courses, and, if they keep the information updated throughout the semester, the app will do the rest, according to eCampusNews. Brown works for the university’s Center for Learning and Teaching, which initially commissioned the creation of the app, according to a university press release.
Other universities might take note of this tactic. Students, of course, should know better than anyone what is most helpful to them in their own classes. As colleges and universities work to improve retention rates, turning to internal expertise may be the best step forward.