Journal of Computing in Higher Education

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 24–34

Enhancing mobile access to information with the short message service


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


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.


Short message serviceText messagingSMS applicationsMobile computingHigher education

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsThe University of North Carolina WilmingtonWilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of North Carolina WilmingtonWilmingtonUSA
  3. 3.Information Technology Systems DivisionThe University of North Carolina WilmingtonWilmingtonUSA