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Should We Leave Cameras on During Video Lectures?

Should We Leave Cameras on During Video Lectures?

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Researchers had all participants watch a video lecture on Zoom and then take a quiz. The participants were split into three conditions. Group 1 had all screens off (no one in the class could see themselves or anyone else). Group 2 had only their own screen off (they could see the rest of the class).…
Digest #156: Learning (More) About Neurodiversity

Digest #156: Learning (More) About Neurodiversity

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By Megan SumerackiI have been learning a lot about neurodiversity and the way we think about divergence vs. disorders. I have appreciated learning about these areas so much, and have appreciated the opportunities to hear experts and those who have experience with neurodiversity (many different types of experiences!) discuss these issues. For example, our most…
Digest #153: Neurodiversity in Education

Digest #153: Neurodiversity in Education

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By Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel and Chiara HorlinFor today’s digest I teamed up with Dr Chiara Horlin who is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Psychology at the University of Glasgow and an expert in neurodiversity and what role it plays in education. She has co-founded The Neurodiversity Network (see below) as a resource to support and represent…
Digest #152: Teaching How To Code

Digest #152: Teaching How To Code

3. Learn R Resources by Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel, @pimpmymemoryThis is a list I have compiled with different open educational resources to learn R. R is a programming language for statistics. You can create fantastic data visualizations with R, too, and an increasing number of psychology researchers are using R for analyzing their data.
Is Critical Thinking a Soft Skill?

Is Critical Thinking a Soft Skill?

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As with most things, the state vs trait debate is nuanced. I don’t think any personality psychologist would claim that personality is entirely state-based or entirely-trait-based. Instead, it’s somewhere in between. You may have general tendencies, but find yourself thinking, feeling, and behaving differently depending on the context. While you may tend to be shy…
SQ3R or Read, Recite, Review

SQ3R or Read, Recite, Review

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What is SQ3R?SQ3R stands for survey, question (or query), read, recite, review. It is a method designed in the 1940s to improve reading comprehension. Here is the brief overview of each step:Survey: First, go through and get a lay of the land. Look at headings and subheadings, graphics, highlighted words, maybe summary paragraphs. Get an…
Digest #150: How To Read An Academic Paper

Digest #150: How To Read An Academic Paper

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3.     QALMRI Instructions by Brosowsky and ParshinaQALMRI stands for Question, Alternatives, Logic, Method, Results, and Inferences and proposes guiding questions for each section of an academic paper and introduces a more elaborate approach to reading a scientific paper. While reading a specific section in the paper, try to obtain answers to the different guiding questions. This…
Retrieval Mapping

Retrieval Mapping

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While concept mapping is popular, some research has shown that creating concept maps, when students have the material in front of them, is not as effective as retrieval practice (1). Other scholars have noted that it takes time to teach students to make concept maps in order for their use to be effective at enhancing…
Digest #149: Mind-Wandering

Digest #149: Mind-Wandering

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Despite our best intentions to stay focused, we may find our mind wandering from time to time. While there may be good reason for your mind to wander (see below!), It can certainly affect your ability to pay attention at crucial times. This week we've gathered resources on mind wandering.
VLOG: How To Take Notes In Class – A Video for Students

VLOG: How To Take Notes In Class – A Video for Students

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For further reading on note taking, check out some of our previous posts:How Should Students Take Notes?Factors of Effective Note-Taking: Application of Cognitive Load TheoryIf you would like to read some of the research that was mentioned in the video, then check out these articles:Jansen, R. S., Lakens, D., & IJsselsteijn, W. A. (2017). An…

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