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MiCTA Offers Cost-Effective Mobile Learning Solutions for Higher Education

Programs enable colleges and universities to expand mobile learning, earn revenue

 
PRLog - Nov. 9, 2011 - MiCTA, a nationwide group purchasing organization, is pleased to offer a unique set of mobile learning opportunities to its higher education members.  Through its competitive contracts with Sprint, MiCTA gives higher education providers the ability to expand mobile learning initiatives on campus and earn revenue at the same time.

"We are very pleased to make this exceptional opportunity available to our members," says Tim von Hoff, Chief Operating Officer of MiCTA. "Our program is flexible enough to meet the academic objectives of members like Wayne State University in Detroit. At the same time, our programs also provide revenue options that help support IT initiatives at places like the Ivy Tech Community College system in Indiana."

As part of this program, Sprint provides state-of-the-art mobile devices, including smart phones, netbooks, laptops and tablets at discounts to participating MiCTA members. The MiCTA member or its affiliated students may purchase the equipment from Sprint.  Sprint also offers MiCTA members and their students discounted monthly data plans that may be used with plan equipment.

“Building on a long-time commitment to education, Sprint is proud to team with MiCTA to provide the tools and solutions needed to boost the mobile learning experience,” said Kimberly Green-Kerr, regional vice president of business sales, Sprint. “Sprint is focused on enabling students and faculty to learn virtually anywhere, anytime and promote a stronger sense of community on and off campus.”

Providing the latest learning technologies at exceptional pricing and low-cost access to the highest quality wireless network in the nation is only part of the solution. MiCTA also offers a generous revenue-sharing model that provides a regular income stream to participating members. The income from the program can be used to support program objectives, or for any other purpose.

"Our program makes it easy for members to adopt mobile learning, and incorporates a new revenue stream for them at the same time," says von Hoff. "Our education members at all academic levels are using solutions from MiCTA and Sprint to harness the tangible benefits of technology in education.”

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MiCTA, located at 515 North Washington Street, Suite 405 in Saginaw, MI, represents thousands of higher education, K-12, healthcare, library, governmental and and non-profit entities entities. Nationally, MiCTA seeks to resolve common voice, video and data issues, provide helpful information, participate in legislative and regulatory telecommunications advocacy, and negotiate discounted purchase contracts for telecommunications and technology services for its members. For more information, please visit the MiCTA Web site, http://www.mictatech.org.

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