UNCW Receives Honorable Mention Award for Emergency Dashboard

Friday, September 02, 2011

UNCW's Information Technology Systems has been selected as an Honorable Mention for the 2011 Digital Education Achievement Awards. Winners were announced on September 1 by the Center for Digital Education and Converge. UNCW was recognized in the Higher Education Digital Application / Project category for their Emergency Dashboard application, which uses technology to identify the locations of students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. Launched in May 2010, the user-friendly dashboard provides UNCW's decision makers and responders with as much information as possible regarding the potential impact of an emergency. It also gives authorized personnel a way to retrieve real-time information relating to the possible whereabouts of students, faculty and staff in case of an emergency.

Of note, UNCW also won a Digital Education Achievement Award last year in the same category for their Value Add in the Hand mobile initiative, a collaborative project between ITSD and the faculty startup company Mobile Education, LLC.

More information, including a complete list of winners, is available on the Converge website at: