Mapping the Borderlands: Online Mixed Media and Geolocated Social Engagement Platform for Education

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This invention is a social platform which is capable of geospatially visualizing connections between student user groups. This is done through the basis of common themes, interests, and features of their physical environments. The invention is designed specifically for networked multi-cultural classroom experiences.



College students nationwide, like the rest of society, are enthralled with the use of social media. In fact, many students look for added advantages of social media to help themselves thrive in their learning environments. Further, there are problems with college campuses, such as a new environment for freshman students, which create the need for social media to solve such social problems. 



  • As a resource for students in higher education
    • Potentially for students abroad looking to make connections


  • Allows for the geospatial visualization of connections
  • Builds connections based on education related experiences, understandings, etc.
  • Has social media features
  • Capable of being used by universities to connect students
  • Is a candidate for higher education centric development
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Lewis Humphreys
Licensing Manager, Eller College of Mngmt & OTT
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Ash Scheder Black
Miranda Hampton
Victoria Ogino
Mila Mathew