MACU and Mobile Apps: Online Learning Made Easier
It’s no secret that being organized, managing finances, study and research tools are necessary for earning a degree at an online Christian university. Recent advancements in technology have certainly made a valuable impact. Online formats, web tools and mobile apps are valuable tools students can use to achieve academic success.
While many universities are launching reputable online degree formats, Mid-America Christian University (MACU) in Oklahoma City is at the forefront. According to a USA Today story, MACU is looking to grow the 80 percent online student body from 1,200 to 5,000 by 2015. To do so, the school has worked tirelessly to answer the market demand with top quality, online programs.
Online learning can be significantly augmented by the use of mobile applications or apps. More and more adult students are turning to mobile apps to help them with time management, research, and managing finances. The following free apps were featured on Gradguard and may be helpful to many seeking an online degree:
- Mint: Free financial tracking app features the ability to see all accounts and expenses in one place. With bank-level security, funds cannot be moved, but students can easily track costs for school and living expenses, track when payments are due and pinpoint hidden fees.
- Chegg: This cost-comparison app helps students find the best prices on textbooks. Whether renting or purchasing, simply scan the book barcode to compare. The book retailer will also buy textbooks back from students.
- Evernote: An award-winning free app, students can store notes, ideas and more in one place. Sync notes between devices and create multiple notebooks for effective organization. This is a popular app for good reason.
- StudyBlue: Allows mobile studying with high quality flashcards in any subject. Quiz yourself anytime, anywhere. Students can even access hundreds of shared flashcards on the StudyBlue website.
- MyHomework: Keep track of assignments and due dates with easy-to-use, color-coding based on priority.
- SparkNotes: Comes with 50 pre-installed study guides and access to many more. This free app will help busy Christian students be better prepared for class.
With these helpful free apps and flexible online degree programs at MACU, now more than ever is the best time to earn your degree.