Faculty Advisor

Petruccelli, Joseph D.


Online video tutorials have the potential to be a valuable tool for students, but are a resource largely untapped by college courses. The goal of our project was to investigate whether a series of video tutorials would be a worthwhile addition to WPI’s MA2611 Applied Statistics 1 course. By examining the results of similar studies, we assessed how effective we could expect such a resource to be. After a series of surveys and interviews with past students and TAs of the course, we determined how best to present the material in video format. We then set about scripting and producing tutorials, and testing them to assess not only their effectiveness at conveying the material in an understandable manner, but presenting it in an engaging way that students of the course would accept and use.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences