Katie McCarthy teaches college students to become more effective learners. Funding through the Spencer Foundation helps her research, which explores her findings that students often select ineffective study strategies or they might use them in non-optimal ways.
“Examining Interactions Between Online and Offline explanation Strategies in Science Comprehension,” her titled report, brings together the research on strategies that improve learning during reading (online) and those that improve learning after reading (offline) to explore their additive or interactive effects and how this might differ across learners.
McCarthy is an assistant professor in the educational psychology program. She is collaborating with a research team at Middle Georgia State University.