ANC instructor, James Hartley, recently won a merit award for the creation of his app – Kenna. This is what Hartley had to say about Kenna…
Kenna is a basic informational app that I created for my college students. It is a free application. It will help me stay connected with my students throughout the semester. It also provides quick access to specific institutional resources.
Kenna provides a crime news RSS feed, a list of all the classes that I teach, course syllabi, a direct call feature, an institutional phone directory, office hours, current class schedule, email form, student handbook, academic calendar, college newsletter, campus map, task scheduler, and career opportunities.
Kenna also provides remote notifications and local notifications that remind students of quizzes and exams as well as other institutional information. Students expressed interest in an app of this nature, so with that encouragement, I focused my efforts on creating Kenna.