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Clinton, Virginia – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) have been developed to free students from the expense and instructors from the restrictions of commercial materials. There has been a wealth of empirical examination on numerous aspects of OER. The purpose of this narrative review is to synthesize and integrate the findings on OER in psychology to assist…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Costs
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Grissett, Judy Orton; Huffman, Charles – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
In the current study we examined students' course performance, perceptions, and self-reported use of an open textbook compared to a traditional publisher's textbook in an introductory psychology course. Sixty students from two course sections used either an open textbook or a traditional textbook. To minimize the effect of confounding variables,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Shared Resources and Services, Psychology
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Hardin, Erin E.; Eschman, Bret; Spengler, Elliot S.; Grizzell, J. Alex; Moody, Anahvia Taiyib; Ross-Sheehy, Shannon; Fry, Kevin M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) are increasingly attractive options for reducing educational costs, yet controlled studies of their efficacy are lacking. The current study addressed many criticisms of past research by accounting for course and instructor characteristics in comparing objective student learning outcomes across multiple sections of…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Teaching Assistants, Shared Resources and Services, Electronic Publishing
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Cuttler, Carrie – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
The bulk of previous research on students' perceptions of open educational resources have lacked a control group of students rating traditional textbooks. Moreover, few studies have examined differences in the perceptions of online students and those taking classes in the classroom. A 2 × 2 cross-sectional design was used in which 925 students,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Shared Resources and Services
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Howe, Piers D. L.; McKague, Meredith; Lodge, Jason M.; Blunden, Anthea G.; Saw, Geoffrey – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
Testing can do more than just determine what a student knows; it can aid the learning process, a phenomenon known as the testing effect. There is a growing trend for students to create and share self-assessment questions in their subject, as advocated by the contributing-student pedagogy (CSP). For subjects with large enrolments, this process can…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Multiple Choice Tests, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Butler, Allison G.; Lenore, Sandra; Nunez, Jenifer – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
An innovative learning partnership took place between undergraduates in an educational psychology course and fifth graders at a local elementary school. The goals for the partnership were: (a) to use videoconferencing to provide educational psychology students with a window into a live classroom, thus allowing opportunities to see theories and…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Educational Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Grade 5
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Chen, Ruth – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Problem-based learning (PBL) courses have historically been situated in physical classrooms involving in-person interactions. As online learning is embraced in higher education, programs that use PBL can integrate online platforms to support curriculum delivery and facilitate student engagement. This report describes student perspectives of the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Electronic Learning
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Powers, Kasey L.; Brooks, Patricia J.; Galazyn, Magdalena; Donnelly, Seamus – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Online course-packs are marketed as improving grades in introductory-level coursework, yet it is unknown whether these course-packs can effectively replace, as opposed to supplement, in-class instruction. This study compared learning outcomes for Introductory Psychology students in hybrid and traditional sections, with hybrid sections replacing…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Hussey, Heather D.; Richmond, Aaron S.; Fleck, Bethany – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Instructional design for psychology courses is ever changing. Recently, there has been an explosion of scholarly literature related to flipped classroom pedagogy in higher education. This essentially entails inverting a course so that lectures are viewed outside of class, and class time is devoted to active learning through activities such as…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Psychology, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Bebermeier, Sarah; Nussbeck, Fridtjof W.; Ontrup, Greta – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
Lecturers teaching statistics are faced with several challenges supporting students' learning in appropriate ways. A variety of methods and tools exist to facilitate students' learning on statistics courses. The online questionnaires presented in this report are a new, slightly different computer-based tool: the central aim was to support students…
Descriptors: Statistics, Questionnaires, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Gurung, Regan A. R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2015
In three separate introductory psychology classes over a three-year period, I tested whether over 600 students' exam scores were associated with the use of textbook technology supplements (TTSs). Each class used a different textbook and a different TTS ("Learnsmart," "PsychPortal," and "Aplia"). In general, students…
Descriptors: Investigations, Textbook Publication, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing
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Siporin, Sheldon – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Electronic portfolios (EP) are an academic version of online social media (e.g., Facebook) that archive student work and support integrated learning. Despite limited theory, advocates believe EP enhances the reflective process. Thirty-six students in introductory psychology at Pace University were invited to create EP and complete optional EP…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology