Faculty Advisor

Chernova, Sonia


This project focuses on crowdsourcing, the practice of outsourcing activities that are traditionally performed by a small group of professionals to an unknown, large community of individuals. Our study examines how crowdsourcing has become an important form of labor organization, what major forms of crowdsourcing exist currently, and which trends of crowdsourcing will have potential impacts on the society in the future. The study is conducted through literature study on the derivation and development of crowdsourcing, through examination on current major crowdsourcing platforms, and through surveys and interviews with crowdsourcing participants on their experiences and motivations.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science