“We’re paving the way for the university sector,” says Allan Malm, dean of the Lund University School of Economics and Management. “The student portal will provide unprecedented opportunities for students, teachers and other staff members — they will be able to handle just about everything via Live@Lund."
Teachers can transform course material into “podcasts” and interactive e-learning modules. Lund's School of Economics will benefit from completely integrated, user-friendly IT support for all courses, research work, and course administration.
“Live@Lund is unique,” says Jonas Florin, project manager at Cybercom in Lund. “Through it, students can handle their days over the net. It makes it easier to follow students from admission to alumni. And it’s a complete solution for teachers and students to interact online.”
New is Cybercom’s integration of all of the university’s key data sources, which provides students with access to their individual schedule, course results, and university qualifications, as well as student e-mail, calendar and documents through Google Apps, and all social media channels that students want to use.
“Together with Cybercom, we created a ’personalized web environment’ for our students and teachers," says Peter Jochumzen, project manager for Lund University School of Economics.
The portal is being launched now, after Easter break. The School expects the system to be in full use before the autumn semester begins. Live@Lund is based on the flexible platform Microsoft SharePoint, and it integrates Google Apps. Cybercom has already received inquiries from other universities to develop similar portals.
“Interest in the academic world to create virtual learning environments is huge right now," says Florin at Cybercom.
Find out more, contact:
Allan Malm, dean of Lund University School of Economics and Management +46 46 22 27 809
Peter Jochumzen, project manager, Lund University School of Economics and Management +46 70 24 92 479
Jonas Florin, project manager, Cybercom +46 708 25 96 40
Anna Trane, press and PR manager, Cybercom Group +46 708 84 74 69