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IRB Approved!

Finally the IRB for my independent study research project was approved! This semester I am working to design a new technology to help older adults in online communication and collaboration.

In the past week I was able to

  • collect a LOT of papers previously published on this topic (and save them to Mendeley, the best reference manager tool on the market!)
  • contact the coordinator of the Facebook Over 40 small group at my church to interview her in the near future
  • get approved for a poster presentation at CAPWIC
  • met with Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt from Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology (iPaT) and discussed my current research endeavors

In addition, I’ve had a recent interest in crowdsourcing. At the NSBE National Convention, I will be giving a tech talk for the Graduate Student mini-Conference on crowdsourcing and DIY technologies. Therefore I’ve been collecting articles on different uses of crowdsourcing.

In the upcoming week I hope to be able to

  • schedule a few interviews with residents of different independent living homes in the Baltimore area
  • coordinate with an undergraduate collaborator on possible designs for a website
  • finalize my interview questions
  • and blog more!
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