Keri Stephens' Blog

Intellectual Adrenaline Junkie experiencing & studying this communication technology-filled world!

Archive for October, 2010

Social Media Use

My workplace technologies course will get a visit (via Webconference) from Jenn Davis, of cheeptweet.  I like having students be able to understand the theories we study (diffusion of innovations) through real life examples.  The diffusion of social media is very interesting right now and have several studies examining these effects.

Survey on communication during UT shooting incident

During the UT shooting incident last week I was struck by the different ways that people learned about the unfolding crisis.  To learn more about how this happened during our incident at UT, I devised a research study to investigate this.  It has been reviewed by UT research  (IRB) and we are currently using a randomly generated sample to complete the survey.  If you would like to share your opinions, please check back to this site in two weeks because I will post a link to that survey that will ask for volunteers.