On Campus

Dropping / Adding courses on your iPhone

An interesting article in Time this week about two Stanford students who created an iPhone application which, in it’s soon to be released version, “allows students to add and drop courses, see the real-time whereabouts of the on-campus shuttle bus, review their own grades and course history and perform a variety of other administrative tasks that are normally accessible only over secure campus networks.”

I don’t expect this will happen in Canada any decade soon.

First, we have high cellphone data rates. Second, our universities haven’t yet made a registration system that can actually handle student demand using a standard Internet browser. Just thinking about registration reminds me of the hours spent refreshing my browser only to discover I can’t register for courses because of a glitch in the system.

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