grant opportunities[collaborative spaces]
a Digital Media Commons program to fund student research on the use of rich media in collaborative learning
Technology companies have developed a wide array of applications that introduce individuals and facilitate communication for purposes ranging from dating to establishing new business relationships. There is a need for similar applications in the University environment to facilitate collaboration for academic purposes ranging from creating study groups on the fly to holding online office hours.
By building an infrastructure to introduce and connect individuals based on physical location, class registration, group membership, academic interests, and other relationships, we will lay the groundwork for the development of a multitude of next-generation collaborative learning and communication applications. Additionally, as part of the scope of this project, we will develop a proof of concept University-wide IM system that takes advantage of this underlying infrastructure.
Ayush Agarwal Undergraduate, Computer Science and Math
Adam Herscher Undergraduate, Computer Science and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Jeff Powers, Undergraduate, Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Elliott Soloway, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Education, and School of Information
GROCS is a program of the Digital Media Commons and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost