Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill


Current technological standards for data collection are often expensive, complex, and lack a high degree of flexibility. The need arises for the development of a cost effective and flexible system that can be implemented in a wide range of environments and maintained with basic technological skills. We propose the implementation of a Google Docs system, developed and supported by Google, Inc. We show that the Google Docs system is superior, both in ease of use and features, then the current standard of the CPS system, as sold by eInstruction. We recommend the implantation of this system in both biological laboratory and other learning environments, both as a replacement for previous systems, as well as a newly implemented technology.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology