Oral 8: MacKenzie Ridley, Erica Lampers – Value of Screen Presence in Developing a Sense of Belonging

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Faculty mentor: Beth Howard

With orientation moving to a virtual format in response to COVID-19, first-year students had a very different orientation experience in comparison to students in previous summers. With this move to online, we examined if it was still possible to create a sense of belonging on a virtual platform. Undergraduate researchers recorded students’ level of interaction through Zoom sessions. From this, we were able to determine that a camera being on greatly impacts a student’s level of participation.

Watch our research presentation below.
Questions or comments? Contact us at:
MacKenzie, u1088906@utah.edu
Erica, u1238000@utah.edu

View our Presentation Slides HERE

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