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Communicating in Technical Organizations

As taught in: Spring 2006

A cell phone keypad illuminated in the dark.

A cell phone keypad illuminated in the dark. (Photo courtesy of Francisco Javier Morales. Used with permission.)


Dr. Edward C. Barrett

Frank Bentley

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Course Description

This class offers students an opportunity to experiment with various forms and practices of cellphone communication and, most importantly, to propose and develop a semester-long project using advanced A780 cellphones donated by Motorola along with access to J2ME™ source code for programming cellphone applications. Class size is limited. Students in small collaborative groups will propose, implement and report on a semester-long project.