The Centre for Innovative Education and Communication Technologies (CIECT) initiated the design and development of a Mobile Application for iKamva (Android devices), in March 2014. In August 2015 a beta-version was released to the UWC’s Community.
NB: During a time-frame (of merely four/4 weeks, including an academic break), CIECT confirmed that 3700 downloads occurred, confirming the need for the iKamva Mobile Application.
NB: To-date, the iKamva mobile application has been downloaded several times (i.e. 7 770 confirmed from the database).
The iKamva Android Application includes features such as:
– iKamva Access: Users can gain access to their respective online courses (including, content, discussion forums and eAssessments) – from any geographical space via mobile devices.
– Campus Map: Users are able to utilise the University of the Western Cape Map (UWC) application to view Faculties and Departments locations on campus.
– Emergency Call: Users are able to make a direct call to the institution’s Campus Protection Service (CPS).
– UWC Directories: Users are provided with a directory of contact details pertaining to UWC Departments and Faculties.
NB: In addition, UWC students are able to save content offline, allowing access to stored content – without internet connection.
**This mobile application is locally hosted at UWC; and available (downloadable) – from the iKamva platform.
**The CIECT team will communicate any further upgrades and developments regarding the iKamva Android application.