University of the Ozarks has launched a new microsite to promote the services and success stories of its Jones Learning Center, which has been helping students with learning disabilities earn a college degree at the University for more than 40 years.
The microsite, joneslearningcenter.ozarks.edu, was created by JUMP Company and SKY Digital out of St. Louis, Mo.
The new site includes engaging and interactive content for prospective students and their parents, including testimonial videos and comments from former and current JLC students and their parents as well as JLC staff members. The site includes information on the types of services and support offered by the comprehensive fee-based program that assists students with learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The microsite also points out the advantages the JLC has over other programs in the United States who offer similar services, including the unlimited access to dedicated academic support coordinators and a 4-to-1 student-to-staff ratio, compared to a national average of 12-to-1.
“University of the Ozarks established the first collegiate program in the country specifically designed for students with learning disabilities in 1971, so we’ve been a trendsetter in this area,” said U of O President Richard Dunsworth. “The academic support coordinators and staff in the Jones learning Center do an amazing job with providing the students in the program with the skill sets to succeed academically and build brighter futures. The JLC offers more services than any other collegiate program for students with learning disabilities in the nation, and this new microsite will allow us to tell that story in a more engaging and interactive manner.”
JLC Director Julia Frost and members of the University’s marketing team worked with JUMP Company and SKY Digital for approximately six months to develop the microsite.
“I am so excited to announce the launch of the JLC’s new microsite,” Frost said. “It is full of pictures and is very interactive, exactly what keeps the attention of prospective students and their parents. It does a great job of telling the success stories that we share and live every day.”
The site is also designed to be compatible with smart phones and tablets and includes feeds from the program’s Facebook page as well as news feeds from the University’s website.