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Pervasive Computing for Transit and Transport
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Albrecht Schmidt,Rajesh Krishna Balan,Brian Ferris
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 14-16
As computing technologies become more pervasive, many new forms of mobility will emerge, with corresponding changes in people's transport behavior. The last few years have revealed indicators of these changes. For example, checking road conditions or train...
Location-Aware Tools for Improving Public Transit Usability
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Brian Ferris, Kari Watkins, Alan Borning
Issue Date:January 2010
pp. 13-19
Real-time arrival information, immediately available on mobile devices, can significantly enhance the usability of public transit systems. The OneBusAway system provides just such information to more than 7,000 Seattle-area bus riders per day. The authors ...
Developing a Peer Learning Community through the Use of CMC
Found in: Computers in Education, International Conference on
By Alison S.W. Yeung, Brian Ferry
Issue Date:December 2002
pp. 371
This study investigated computer-mediated communication (CMC) to facilitate the construction of learning community. The formation of learning community. which involves students working together to solve ill-structured problems and putting applying knowledg...
Using On-Line Discussion to Develop Preservice Teacher Understanding of Classroom Management
Found in: Computers in Education, International Conference on
By Brian Ferry, Julie Kiggins, Garry Hoban
Issue Date:December 2002
pp. 1058
This paper describes how a knowledge building community (KBC) of preservice teachers used an on-line discussion forum to develop knowledge about the role of the teacher in modern schools. It traces their initial use of the technology and follows the evolut...
OneBusAway: results from providing real-time arrival information for public transit
Found in: Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '10)
By Alan Borning, Brian Ferris, Kari Watkins
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 1807-1816
Public transit systems play an important role in combating traffic congestion, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting compact, sustainable urban communities. The usability of public transit can be significantly enhanced by providing good traveler informa...