Research

The design of Social Media TestDrive is guided by learning theories that were proven effective to help students learn. To enhance user experience, we use a design-based research approach to continuously identify room for improvement, develop and test new features to address the needs of different user groups. Therefore, research is an integral part of the development of TestDrive and is an ongoing effort by our team. We would love your participation in our ongoing and future research to help us improve this platform.

Please fill in this survey if you are interested in giving us feedback or participate in our future research. We will contact you directly when there are research opportunities.

Participate in Our Ongoing Research

Spring 2022: Youth Tech Safety study


This study explores how parents/caregivers and educators help youth navigate digital risks on social media. To learn more about this study and how you can participate, if you are a parent/caregiver please click here and if you are an educator please click here, or email us at techsafety@cornell.edu.

Spring 2022: Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Conversational Agent study


Cornell Social Media Lab is inviting youth and educators to help us build a conversational agent (chatbot) system using artificial intelligence (AI) to teach teenagers how to deal with cyberbullying. Your input into its development will make sure it is relevant and effective for thousands of users all over the world. To learn more about this study and how you can participate, if you are a youth please click here and if you are an educator please click here, or email us at wz434@cornell.edu.

Upcoming!  Fall 2023: Knowledge Outcome Evaluation study


Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming research project and opportunity! This study will evaluate the effectiveness of Social Media TestDrive by measuring students’ knowledge level after they learn with some modules related to social media literacy topics.