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Psychology Professors to Speak at Conference

Drs. Lonnie Yandell and William Bailey, both professors in Belmont’s Psychology Department, will conduct a workshop at the “Getting Connected: Best Practices in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning in Psychology” conference on Fri. and Sat., Oct. 3-4 in Atlanta. This is the seventh conference in the popular “Best Practices in Teaching Psychology” series, which started in 2002 and is sponsored by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, American Psychological Association Division 2.
The title of their workshop is “Online Pre-Class Quizzing in a Blended Psychology Survey Course.” They will present information on the background and goals of pre-class quizzes, as well as the practical problems involved in developing, administering and assessing this method using a web-based platform such as Blackboard. Dr. Yandell will also present a poster titled “Online Mastery Psychology Survey Course” at the conference, which will focus on a description of his survey of psychology course that makes use of the mastery learning method, sometimes referred to as the Personalized System of Instruction, in an online environment. Dr. Linda Jones will also be attending the conference.

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