@ GiraffeEars- I am a student at Arizona State University, and mobile computing programs expand our capabilities as students. Every student and faculty member has access to a personalized student website. Students can access this website from any computer or device with web capabilities.
The site also enables cloud computing, making collaborative projects much easier. You can actually see what a person is doing to a project on your own screen, and talk about it with that student through instant messaging, video messaging, or over the phone. Essentially, multiple students can access a file simultaneously. Students can even build their own website through a WYSIWYG web design tool. They can control who can edit information, and who can see the website. This is technology at its best.