Alex Urban

  • Doctoral Student

As an information behavior researcher who studies user experiences with immersive technologies, my over-arching research goal is to determine how new media may be used to motivate learners. To this end, I have led investigations on information behavior within video games, video games for information literacy, science interest and gaming, and story-based learning for research methods instruction. My dissertation focuses on how awe-inspiring virtual reality (VR) content fosters curiosity and exploration.