Proposal Abstract

This presentation will discuss the implementation of an innovative online resource, TED.com, in an undergraduate psychology course . Students participated in a “virtual conference,” in which they viewed a series of podcasts by prominent psychologists. Students wrote brief lecture commentaries and a reflection paper in which they synthesized overlapping themes in the lectures. Data to be presented include empirical evaluation of the efficacy of this activity. Attendees will learn how to incorporate online resources like TED.com into their courses and will discuss sample commentaries and reflection papers. Particular emphasis will be placed on adapting this activity for a range of disciplines.

Location

Room 1908

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 9th, 3:00 PM Mar 9th, 3:45 PM

Using Virtual Conferences to Integrate Online Content with the Classroom

Room 1908

This presentation will discuss the implementation of an innovative online resource, TED.com, in an undergraduate psychology course . Students participated in a “virtual conference,” in which they viewed a series of podcasts by prominent psychologists. Students wrote brief lecture commentaries and a reflection paper in which they synthesized overlapping themes in the lectures. Data to be presented include empirical evaluation of the efficacy of this activity. Attendees will learn how to incorporate online resources like TED.com into their courses and will discuss sample commentaries and reflection papers. Particular emphasis will be placed on adapting this activity for a range of disciplines.