Date of Award
Senior Honors Thesis
College or School
Marketing; Decision Sciences
Program or Major
Business: Marketing and Information Systems
Bachelor of Science
As education evolves, more and more emphasis is placed upon group projects. With group projects come diversity, in-depth learning, open-mindedness, and many added stressors. One of the main causes of these stresses, as concluded in this thesis, is the task of scheduling.
What if there was an app that you could download to schedule those group meetings for you? Well, there is! freeUP is an application that links to your school’s learning platform (for example, Blackboard or Canvas) to make scheduling meetings easy and more productive. freeUP will provide much needed answers to today’s top group work problems: scheduling, effective communication, and accountability. This thesis will illustrate the research and findings of a study launched specifically around group work and technology. This research was conducted around group work in general, as well as targeting the value added by using technology to alleviate the pain points of group work. The purpose of this research is to examine how freeUP can help improve team coordination challenges and effective meeting management. These problems, or themes, and the functionalities derived from their solutions, will be discussed in detail throughout this thesis.
Collins, Jordan L., "freeUP: Productivity Made Possible" (2016). Honors Theses and Capstones. 321.