A number of faculty have barely grasped the technologies developed in the late 20th century. Moving into the 21st century has been problematic for many. Concepts such as Wikis, Blogs, Alerts, Widgets, and Text messaging are ways of using the Internet in which they are neither familiar nor comfortable. Moreover, with an ever increasing, culturally diverse, international student population, classroom interaction has decreased as many of these students are reticent to ask questions. Each year the gulf between a technologically savvy student population and faculty has increased. We propose a text messaging system based on short messaging service (SMS). The ease of use of this system makes it readily attractive to faculty, while the interactive, real-time questioning capabilities improve students’ classroom experiences utilizing their mobile devices.
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