Month: July 2020

Creating an Effective Online Instructor Presence

This article from the Community College Resource Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College, provides information on “Together, these studies shed light on the fact that it is important for online instructors to actively and visibly engage with students in the teaching and learning process—perhaps with even greater intentionality than in face-to-face courses.” Within the 8 …

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Chronicle Advice Guide: How To Be a Better Online Teacher

This article by Flower Darby from The Chronicle of Higher Education “… advice on how to make your online pedagogy as effective and satisfying as the in-person version…” This includes: 10 essential principles and practices of better online teaching Common misperceptions How to find help You can check out the full article here.

Video: Introduction to R

This is a short video (5:20) from MarinStatsLectures introducing students to using R. It is the first in a series that will be a fantastic resource for both face-to-face and online teaching. Click here for a link to the complete playlist. If you check out the MarinStatsLectures page, you’ll also find lots of videos on …

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Video: Hypothesis Testing Concepts

This is a playlist from MarinStatsLectures focusing on central limit theorem, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals. There are 12 videos in the series. Each one is short to help keep students focused, and it allows you to easily pick and choose which ones you prefer. This is a great resource for online teaching to help …

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Resource: How to Teach a Course in Research Methods for Psychology Students

This book, authored by Ross Seligman Research Methods Professor at Pasadena City College, is (from the website) ” a step-by-step guide for instructors on how to teach a psychology research methods course at the undergraduate or graduate level. It provides various approaches for teaching the course including lecture topics, difficult concepts for students, sample labs, …

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Activity: A Chi-Square Analysis of Taco Bell Sauce Packets

We all can (or should) agree that Taco Bell is the best fast food. When you take a trip to Taco Bell, they’ll inevitably ask if you would like any sauce. The best response: “surprise me.” The payoff? A heaping handful of sauce packets. But, are the flavors randomly distributed, or do they give you …

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Video: Using PowerPoint To Make Infographics

Video (2:36) from Burn to Learn described as follows, “This video shows you how to make #INFOGRAPHICS only using #POWERPOINT, Burn to learn focuses on a simple way to teach you how to use powerpoint shapes to turn them into nice and professional infographics.” Want to learn more about PowerPoint? Click here for a playlist …

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First Day Zoom-Friendly Icebreakers

The switch to online learning means that we will need to switch up many of go-to first day of class icebreaker activities. Importantly, whatever we choose will likely need to work well via video meeting programs like Zoom. Rather than reinvent the wheel, you can check out the suggestions in this article by Eugene Korsunskiy …

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A Guide and Template for Taking Notes on Research

This resource provides a guide for how to take notes on research, as well as a template for taking notes on empirical articles and review articles/chapters. It also provides an example set of notes for an empirical article. It can be used as the basis for a note-taking assignment given to prepare student to write …

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