University of Maryland

Sarah Webster

iSchool (M.S., 2015)

Research Interests

Human-computer interaction, spatial cognition, personal informatics, transactive memory systems


Ahn, J., Butler, B. S., Alam, A., & Webster, S.A. Learner participation and engagement in open online courses: Insights from the Peer 2 Peer University. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. (23 pages).

Ahn, J., Butler, B. S., Weng, C., & Webster, S.A. Learning to be a better Q’er in social Q&A sites: Social norms and information artifacts. In Proceedings of the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 76th Annual Meeting.

Webster, S., Alam, A. Ahn, J. and Butler, B. S. (2013) Understanding Participation and Persistence in Online Peer-to-Peer Learning. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2013). 

Meng, X., Webster, S. A., & Butler, B. S. (2013). Motivational Effects of Badge Systems on Participation in Stack Exchange Social Q&A Online Community.