From Karyna Pryiomka:
Many of my colleagues and I have only five days to convert our undergraduate statistics and experimental psychology courses into fully online formats. As we brainstorm ideas, we are trying to figure out the logistics as well as access and fairness implications of our choices.
I am reaching out to see if any of you know of or have any assignments, activities, and/or resources that can be rather quickly adapted to online learning. Also, any ideas or advice on course format and structure are greatly appreciated. For example, I teach a 6 hour writing intensive Experimental Psychology course that meets once a week (lecture + lab). I am looking for ideas to combine synchronized and asynchronized instruction in ways that are both effective and equitable.
Also, some of us are considering pulling our classes together to collect data using internet-based experiments so that students can still get experience collecting and analyzing real data. One possible way to do so is to create an assignment along these lines:
1. Instructors collaborate to design and set up the experiment
2. Students across sections participate
3. Students read an article that reports on the original study
4. Students analyze the data from our study
5. Students write a discussion section comparing their findings to the original study
6. Students reflect on their participation (reflection questions can ask students to discuss whether they can identify which condition they were in; whether their inferences match their experience as participants; whether they see any potential ethical concerns associated with the study)
If you know of any studies that can be readily replicated using digital tools (decision-making, interactive problem solving, cognitive illusions, etc.), please share.
Any advice on how to approach this transition is greatly appreciated.