ActiveCampus - Sustaining Educational Communities through Mobile Technology

William G. Griswold, Robert Boyer, Steven W. Brown, Tan Minh Truong, Ezekiel Bhasker, Gregory R. Jay and R. Benjamin Shapiro
April 24, 2002

The traditional university campus is designed to foster a thriving community of learners, but modernity has introduced many stresses. Mobile computing holds the potential to strengthen a campus's traditional institutions of community through a process of indirect mediation. This paper introduces ActiveCampus, a suite of personal services for sustaining an educational community. The design and implementation of ActiveCampus is described, which is now in deployment on the UCSD campus.

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