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This article documents the results of a pilot study involving the use of mobile phones to enhance student learning. A year-long mobile initiative, identified as Bronco Mobile, was deployed at Fayetteville State University (FSU), a historically Black Institution located in North Carolina. Students were able to manage their academic and social lives using RaveGuardian, RaveAlert, RaveTransit, RaveEmail, RaveAcademics, RaveGroups, RavePolling, and RaveFlashcard--a customized package of applications developed specifically for FSU. The mobile-based applications were developed by Rave Wireless and made available to students on the Sprint/Nextel national network. The results indicate that a large percentage of the study participants found the mobile-based applications to be insignificant.



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