Using Mobile Technology to Create Opportunitistic Interactions on a University Campus

William G. Griswold, Robert Boyer, Steven W. Brown, Tan Minh Truong, Ezekiel Bhasker, Gregory R. Jay and R. Benjamin Shapiro
CS2002-0724
October 16, 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 by creating serendipitous learning opportunities through a process of indirect mediation. This paper introduces ActiveCampus, a suite of personal services for sustaining an educational community based on this idea.


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