Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill


Worcester Polytechnic Institute prides itself on the use of laboratories to teach students. The philosophy of WPI, embodied in the school’s motto, Lehr und Kunst, theory and practice. Most classes use the same set up, written lab procedure, for their laboratory procedure delivery method; most schools use the same method. This experiment tests three ways of delivering lab procedure: written, video, and streamed. YouTube was used for the video portion and Twitch was used for the streamed portion. The results of the survey showed the video was favored by the students for multiple reasons, including convenience and the ability to re-watch the video. Future directions of this project are testing different video websites and adding other procedure delivery methods.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology