Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Microstreaming in the Classroom"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2010 - DURI
Research area(s):
education, social media
Project Description:
Does the use of microstreaming (such as Twitter) to interact with classmates and the instructor improve the learning experience in a large lecture classroom? We will introduce microstreaming in a large lecture class halfway through the semester, and see if it makes students feel more comfortable asking questions, discussing, and if it improves their overall experience.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will help identify and organize research literature on this topic, and also participate in all stages of the research process that s/he is interested in.
Related Website(s):
Faculty profile: Research blog: Teaching blog: Twitter: @mihaela_v
Desired Qualifications:
Human subjects training is preferred, but the main requirement is strong interest in the topic, and excellent library research skills. Experience preparing reviews of literature is a plus.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Vorvoreanu, Mihaela
computer graphics technology

Student Supervisor

Mihaela Vorvoreanu
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Dawn Laux
Computer and Information Technology/Technology