Educational Research Activities and Impact

Research Statement

My research work is often motivated by the challenges I encounter when I teach. They provoke my curiosity to understand how students learn, how I can enhance their learning motivation, and how I can improve my learning goals and assessments. My research interests have been focused in three areas: (a) improvement of assessment tools, (b) development of collaborative learning activities to promote student’s interaction, and (c) innovation and improvement of courses via communities of practice.

A) Assessment tools

B) Collaborative Learning Activities

C) Working with other faculty to improve teaching and learning

Contact information

Mariana Silva
2213 Siebel Center
(217) 300-6633