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These are some online resources put out by the Instructional Technology and Resources Lab that may be useful to both Psychology students, and faculty alike.

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websites




ITRL ePortfolio

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.

(Developed by Christopher Goetz)



The Great Canadian Psychology Website

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.

(Developed by Connie Varnhagen, Tracy Greene and Tara Peters, in collaboration with Access Network)



Web-Based Learning Tool – Online Flashcards –

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.

(Developed by Karyna Soco & Tara Peters)



Psychology Links

This website hosts numerous links to some prominent topics in Psychology. Topics include: Abnormal Psychology, Consciousness, Development, Emotion, Health Psychology, Intelligence, Language, Learning, Memory, Motivation, Neuroscience, Personality, Sensation and Perception, Social Psychology, Therapy, Thinking, and Forensics.

Developed by Rachel Hirsch



Information Literacy 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.




modules




Stimulants

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.

(Developed by Ian Winship)



Depressants

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.

(Developed by Ian Winship)



Critical Thinking

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

(Content developed by Nancy Digdon; Programming by Rachel Hirsch)



Action Potential Module

An interactive module for studying the mechanisms of an action potential. Created with Flash.

(Developed by Ian Winship)



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

This presentation addresses the most frequently asked questions of PowerPoint MX, including printing numerous slides, and developing watermarks.

(Developed by Karyna Soco)



Accessing Your Assignments on WebCT

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.

(Developed by Karyna Soco)