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Digest #148: Engaging Students in Online Learning

Digest #148: Engaging Students in Online Learning

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Online learning and teaching is the new normal in most educational institutions. Maybe your institution is taking a blended approach with a mix of online and face-to-face delivery or went all the way online teaching. Either way, with an increasing amount of teaching happening online the question is: How can we engage our students? In…
Digest #147: Making Your Material Digitally Accessible

Digest #147: Making Your Material Digitally Accessible

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Dr Helena Paterson is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Glasgow. She is the Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Lead for the School of Psychology. Her expertise lies in digital education and her research is about children and adults’ perception of difference as it pertains so first impressions and person perception. Dr Paterson was…
Digest #146: The Psychology of “Zoom Fatigue”

Digest #146: The Psychology of “Zoom Fatigue”

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In the world of COVID-19, video conferencing has become commonplace. Many of us spend our days on back to back video calls and find ourselves exhausted by the end. This phenomenon has been dubbed “zoom fatigue” but applies to any type of video conferencing. At its foundation, zoom fatigue is a cognitive issue, which presumably…
Digest # 144: Talking to Kids about Race

Digest # 144: Talking to Kids about Race

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We know that kids notice race, and pretending to be color blind just does not work. We all have implicit biases, even if we don’t want them and are not explicitly biased. However, it is difficult for adults to talk about race issues, and teaching our kids about them can seem even more daunting. So,…
Digest #143: Using Podcasts

Digest #143: Using Podcasts

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During the COVID-19 quarantine one of the challenges facing teachers is how to adapt their courses to teaching online. In our last digest we offered a number of resources to support teaching and learning online. In this digest we will focus on one way to teach online: using podcasts.
Digest #142 (COVID-19 Edition): Online Teaching and Learning Resources

Digest #142 (COVID-19 Edition): Online Teaching and Learning Resources

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In today’s digest, we would like to provide resources for teachers, students, and parents during the challenging COVID-19 quarantine. Learning and teaching is still going on, but mostly shifted online. In the past few days, we have all probably come across different resources to support this online learning experience and we thought it would be…
Digest #141: Autism and Educational Settings

Digest #141: Autism and Educational Settings

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3) Good Practice in Autism Education (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/autism-education) a Future Learn online course (free) by The University of Bath, @UniofBath.Quote from the course description: “Currently there are many modalities of schooling for students with autism, including general special schools, autism-specific special schools, autism units within mainstream schools and being in a mainstream classroom. But what are…
Digest #140: There’s an App for That

Digest #140: There’s an App for That

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These days we are all extremely busy! So, we’ll keep it brief. Check out these resources to help you manage your workflow and stay productive. Since we know you’re busy, we’ll keep the descriptions to a minimum today and let the descriptive titles speak do most of the talking!
Weekly Digest #140: There’s an App for That

Weekly Digest #140: There’s an App for That

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These days we are all extremely busy! So, we’ll keep it brief. Check out these resources to help you manage your workflow and stay productive. Since we know you’re busy, we’ll keep the descriptions to a minimum today and let the descriptive titles speak do most of the talking!
Digest #139: What Comes After School? Career Tips and Advise

Digest #139: What Comes After School? Career Tips and Advise

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All of the Learning Scientists are researchers in Cognitive Psychology who work with students in psychology, and often advise them on what to do after graduation. Psychology is a very diverse field with lots of options to explore. This guide from the APA provides resources for students starting to think about a career in psychology.…

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