Incorporating Educational Software Into Large Introductory Psychology Lectures and Labs
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Psychabilities, a set of 13 computer activities for the introductory psychology course, is introduced. The emphasis of this paper is on using this software, and others of its kind, to coordinate the learning environments of the classroom and the laboratory. The classroom mode in Psychabilities is specifically designed to stimulate discussion during class time while supporting existing lecture-format material. The laboratory mode covers the same content but presents relatively more introductory material to the main learning activity than does the classroom mode. Each module in both modes contains a set of key terms, the main activity, and a set of questions for review. Using educational software more pervasively, that is, in lab as well as in lecture, provides “dual coding” of course content and makes more efficient use of simulations and tutorials that are based on the overall educational needs of introductory psychology students.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Psychabilities, Computer Activities, Psychology Course, software, Learning Environments, Stimulate Discussion, Laboratory Mode
Ransdell, Sarah Ellen PhD, "Incorporating Educational Software Into Large Introductory Psychology Lectures and Labs" (1992). Department of Health Sciences Faculty Articles. 242.