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Free EEZ Pilot Programs: EEZ Directory and Mobile App

posted Dec 10, 2014, 12:41 PM by emurray@nyittbls.org   [ updated Dec 10, 2014, 12:43 PM ]
During our July 2014 EEZ meeting we discussed two pilot programs available for our EEZ members. We have been working with a developer over the last few months to design a plan for the each of the pilot programs and recently we met with a small group of EEZ members to review the progress. Before we move forward with each of the pilot programs we would like to see if any other EEZ members are interested in participating.

EEZ Directory

The purpose of the EEZ directory is to develop a self-serve, user-friendly member based directory system for EEZ content providers. Each content provider will be able to create and edit a listing of their own individual distance learning programs, events, and professional development for user registration. Other features of the EEZ directory will include:
  • Compatibility with with mobile devices (tablets, phones, etc).
  • A design framework which allows for additional features and content to be added without becoming cluttered and unwieldy.
  • Analytics for content providers on which programs and listings are viewed most often.
The EEZ directory will be a free resource for EEZ members.

EEZ Mobile App

Several EEZ members have reached out to us with interest in developing a mobile for their institution. To support these member we have spoken with a developer about designing a mobile app template that can be used by several institutions. The mobile app will allow content providers to easily update members and visitors about current events, programs, and exhibits. Other features of the mobile app template will include:
  • Audio and video resources on exhibits and programs.
  • Push notifications to share new resources and information.
  • Visitor maps of exhibits and institution.
  • Resources and information on how to become member of your institution.
  • The ability for members/patrons to send feedback about their experience or visit.
While the EEZ mobile app pilot will be free for EEZ members, there will be a cost to host the mobile app when the pilot is complete.

Participating in the Pilots

If you are interested in participating in the EEZ directory or mobile app pilot programs please complete this online form by Friday, December 19, 2014. Space is limited for each pilot.

If you have any questions please contact Ed Murray (emurra03@nyit.edu).

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