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Kean University First in New Jersey to Launch Mobile Application for Students

UNION, NJ - Kean University has partnered with Blackboard Inc., a global leader in education technology, to launch the revolutionary MobilEdu™ application, the category defining suite of iPhone™ and mobile Web applications for education. The new application allows education institutions to deliver a rich set of campus life services and content to mobile devices.

"Our university is focused on being a leader in a technology driven society," said Kean University President Dawood Farahi. "We are eager to offer this exciting new feature as a way to provide better service to our campus community."

Scheduled to launch in the coming weeks, Kean University will become the first institute of higher education in New Jersey to offer MobilEdu as a way to connect students, parents, faculty, prospective students and alumni. With an Apple iPhone™, iPod Touch and other devices equipped with mobile web browsers, MobilEdu users will have access to real-time updates, campus alerts, course catalogs, campus maps and more.

"We're proud of the technology we've developed, and excited about the prospect of bringing it to a wider community of students and institutions," said Kayvon Beykpour, Vice President of Blackboard Mobile, and co-founder of Terriblyclever Design, the company which created MobilEdu. "We’re excited about Kean’s leadership in this area and confident that the university community will be pleased with this new addition to their campus experience."

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Immediately following the launch, users with web enabled mobile devices such as Blackberries, Motorolas, G1s and iPhones will have to access the web based mobile application. Apple iPhone™ and iPod Touch users must download the Kean University App from the iTunes App store at no cost. To access the Kean web based mobile application, visit m.kean.edu.

Institutions already using MobilEdu include Stanford University, Duke University, Texas A&M, University of California-San Diego among others. For more information about the MobilEdu platform, please visit www.blackboard.com/mobiledu.