ASPSMS in Schools, Colleges and Universities
The use of SMS is becoming increasingly important in schools, colleges and universities in Switzerland and abroad.
Mobile phones and smartphones are a part of every students life. Educational institutions like faculties, secretaries, research services, institutes, libraries, teachers and admninistrations, etc. have recognized that it can be useful and beneficial to communicate with their students by SMS text messages.
The following points are critical in the choice of communication channels and SMS highly meets the criteria for:
ASPSMS offers the needed applications, interfaces (APIs) to inform the students about important appointments, cancelled lessons, organisational changes, reminders, library reservations and recalls, etc.
- delivery rates
- bulk SMS capabilities
- target group segmentation
- back channel
- user friendliness
With so called Global Two-Way SMS numbers ASPSMS offers a great back channel. Students can directly reply to SMS text messages with a Global Two-Way SMS number as originator. Incoming replies can automatically be forwarded by E-Mail or to an application by HTTP GET request. http://www.aspsms.com/two-way/
With ASPTOKEN, ASPSMS offers two factor authentification for the teaching staff. The security of each login is significantly increased by sending an SMS text message. Unlike traditional systems, ASPTOKEN doesn't need additional hardware (dongle), code lists, or secure ID cards. ASPTOKEN can easily be implemented into existing systems and causes only low costs. ASPTOKEN in addition to username and password allows a highly secure login. http://www.aspsms.com/asptoken/
Enrolled students at the University of St. Gallen enjoy free alerts via sms text messages since 2007:
In addition, the students send free SMS text messages via web interface or dashboard widget.
- spatial and temporal changes of lectures
- reservations and recalls of the HSG library
- important appointments
Financing: The Sponsor KPMG has visability in the applications and in the tail of every SMS text message. http://www.unisms.ch/
And that's how it's done:
Software sending SMS manually:
APIs automated sending of SMS: