The Legacy Resources page is dedicated to showcasing some of the works created by previous interns during their time in the Department of Psychology.

Websites

ITRL ePortfolio – Developed by Christopher Goetz
An ePortfolio, or electronic portfolio, is essentially a digital representation of professional information and a collection of past accomplishments that serves to demonstrate an individual’s competencies. This site provides the information, instruction, and support necessary for any user to construct their own personalized ePortfolio to present, share, and develop professional information.

The Great Canadian Psychology Website – Developed by Connie Varnhagen, Tracy Greene and Tara Peters, in collaboration with Access Network)
This site introduces students to great Canadian researchers, their research methods and contributions to Psychology. Many interactive demonstrations that simulate studies conducted by eminent researchers are also available.

Web-Based Learning Tool (Online Flashcards) – Developed by Karyna Soco & Tara Peters
These online flashcards were developed as an online learning tool for students. Individuals can tailor the flashcards to meet their own needs by creating specific categories and entering in their own terms and definitions.

Information Literacy (InfoLit) Tutorials
These tutorials, specifically developed for Introductory Psychology students, consist of a series of five modules that are designed to teach students important research skills such as: (1) defining a topic and planning for research; (2) how to effectively create search expressions and use various investigative tools; (3) how to use critical appraisal criteria in evaluating information resources (4) how to properly read, interpret, and critically appraise journal articles; (5) and how to write a paper in proper APA format while minding information ethics and plagiarism.

Papers

Guidelines For A Successful MOOC (2014)Written by Adam Whalen
This paper explores the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) phenomenon for instructors interested in creating or iterating on an existing MOOC, and offers a number of best practices by combining emerging research and experience.

Modules

Stimulants* – Developed by Ian Winship
This module is the first section in a series of online study guides that examine the interactions between commonly used drugs (both prescribed and illicit), the human brain, and behavioral consequences for drug users. This module provides particular emphasis on the mechanisms of commonly abused stimulants.

Depressants* – Developed by Ian Winship
This module is the second section in a series of online study guides that examine the interactions between commonly used drugs (both prescribed and illicit), the human brain, and behavioral consequences for drug users. This module provides particular emphasis on the mechanisms of commonly abused depressants.

Critical Thinking – Content developed by Nancy Digdon; Programming by Rachel Hirsch
Critical thinking is a skill that must be developed in order to successfully interpret information from sources such as the Internet. This module delves into how to engage oneself in such a practice and think critically about the information that they recieve. A collaborative project sponsored by the Government of Alberta’s Learning Enhancement envelope with the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College

Action Potential Module – Developed by Ian Winship
An interactive module for studying the mechanisms of an action potential. Created with Flash.

Brain Structure and Function
An interactive website consisting of links to modules that are designed to help you learn about the structure and function of different parts of the brain visible from a midsagittal section. Also available are interactive quizzes that aid in reinforcing the concepts learned from each module.

Presentations

Powerpoint FAQ – Developed by Karyna Soco
This presentation addresses the most frequently asked questions of PowerPoint MX, including printing numerous slides, and developing watermarks.

Accessing Your Assignments on WebCT – Developed by Karyna Soco
This presentation addresses the most frequently asked questions regarding accessing assignments on WebCT, including where to log in, where to download the tutorial and how to submit your assignment.

Workshops

Course Web Site Development
This workshop covers the basics steps in creating and editing a class Web page using Netscape Composer and the Department of Psychology’s Course Web Site Templates.

Effective Lecturing with Power Point
This workshop will review techniques for creating effective Power Point presentations and discuss effective techniques for presenting lectures with Power Point.

Introduction to the Instructional Technology & Resources Lab
This workshop is designed to introduce staff to the functions and capabilities of the Instructional Technology Lab.

Introduction to WebCT Vista – Developed by Karyna Soco
This workshop details the basic features and advantages of running a WebCT Vista-based course.

Instructional Web Design
This workshop examines techniques for designing using Web-based media as a teaching tool, focusing on Web page construction.

Password Protecting Your Web Page
Learn how to allow only specific users to access your Web page. This workshop provides instructions for Web pages hosted by the University of Alberta server or the Department of Psychology server.

Poster Presentations Made Easy
This workshop presents basic instructions for creating a Poster Presentation, including page setup, layout, content and printing.

Presenting with PowerPoint
This presentation covers the step by step development of a Power Point presentation to illustrate its uses as a supplement to lectures.