Journal of Computing in Higher Education

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 24–34

Enhancing mobile access to information with the short message service

Authors

  • Jeff Brown
    • Department of Mathematics and StatisticsThe University of North Carolina Wilmington
    • Department of Computer ScienceThe University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Debra Saunders-White
    • Information Technology Systems DivisionThe University of North Carolina Wilmington
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12528-008-9001-4

Cite this article as:
Brown, J., Vetter, R. & Saunders-White, D. J Comput High Educ (2008) 20: 24. doi:10.1007/s12528-008-9001-4

Abstract

This article describes the development of interactive text message applications at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. We describe how the university’s information technology innovation program led to the formation of a faculty owned company in which the university holds an equity interest. Next, we discuss the collaborative development of short message service (SMS) applications for the university community. We also describe the interactive SMS applications we have developed thus far, which range from simple data access applications to a novel discovery game designed for the first-year experience.

Keywords

Short message service Text messaging SMS applications Mobile computing Higher education

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