Learning never ends. I am continuing to explore the value of technological learning tools to make my best course, PSY205, even better. Initial student feedback has been quite favorable.

In the past two weeks I have experimented with Quizlet and SurveyMonkey. Tomorrow I shall introduce screencasts using Screenflow and Vimeo.

This appears to be an incredible tool. Having taken PSY205 over two years ago, this is a great refresher of the basic functions of SPSS. It would be wonderful if you could make an entire series of screenflows for different analyses that SPSS can do. For example, doing one “episode” about analyzing data with SPSS using a one-way between subjects ANOVA, another with one-way within subjects ANOVA, and yet another with how to conduct a mixed ANOVA. I have found that when searching for online help with how to use SPSS, most resources include narratives and pictures, but no videos. This presentation format is easy to understand since learners can visualize the process. I’m looking forward to seeing more! 🙂

Good idea, Meg, but I’ll need help making that video. I have someone in mind—recently accepted into grad school at University of Minnesota with the initials MG.
Thanks for the feedback.
DS

I think these videos are extremely helpful. Often times in class, we are attempting to take notes on every single step and that leaves us little time to process what is actually being done. These videos enable us to visually process the steps for SPSS while watching you demonstrate. It also gives us the opportunity to stop and rewind if we need to go over a certain step again.

I found it helpful to actually do these steps in SPSS as you were doing them in the video. It was a good way to interact with the video as well as the program being used.

I found this very helpful because there were a few things I missed in class as we were going over it quickly, such as which boxes to need to be checked to get the correct statistics. This is also nice if we are trying to study at home and don’t have SPSS on our computers. Some of the text in the cells was hard to read but as long as I listened to what was being said or rewatched pieces of the video I didn’t miss anything.

I thought this was very helpful! In class I wrote down steps to take while on SPSS but this video was much more helpful than my notes. I think this is a wonderful tool to study from especially with our exam coming up. I like being able to follow along with the video while having my own SPSS spreadsheet up as well.

Dr. Simpson,
I really admire the fact that you are trying to assist students with learning through various angles. Quizlet is going to be pivotal. It will help students grasp the concepts easier.
L.W

I found this to be a very valuable tool when learning how to use SPSS. It enables us students to have access to instructions from our professor while at home. I was able to work on a problem in SPSS and use this video for immediate help. This will be very helpful especially during exam review time.
Sydney K

Dr. Simpson,

This appears to be an incredible tool. Having taken PSY205 over two years ago, this is a great refresher of the basic functions of SPSS. It would be wonderful if you could make an entire series of screenflows for different analyses that SPSS can do. For example, doing one “episode” about analyzing data with SPSS using a one-way between subjects ANOVA, another with one-way within subjects ANOVA, and yet another with how to conduct a mixed ANOVA. I have found that when searching for online help with how to use SPSS, most resources include narratives and pictures, but no videos. This presentation format is easy to understand since learners can visualize the process. I’m looking forward to seeing more! 🙂

Good idea, Meg, but I’ll need help making that video. I have someone in mind—recently accepted into grad school at University of Minnesota with the initials MG.

Thanks for the feedback.

DS

Dr. Simpson,

I think these videos are extremely helpful. Often times in class, we are attempting to take notes on every single step and that leaves us little time to process what is actually being done. These videos enable us to visually process the steps for SPSS while watching you demonstrate. It also gives us the opportunity to stop and rewind if we need to go over a certain step again.

I found it helpful to actually do these steps in SPSS as you were doing them in the video. It was a good way to interact with the video as well as the program being used.

Sarah T.

I found this very helpful because there were a few things I missed in class as we were going over it quickly, such as which boxes to need to be checked to get the correct statistics. This is also nice if we are trying to study at home and don’t have SPSS on our computers. Some of the text in the cells was hard to read but as long as I listened to what was being said or rewatched pieces of the video I didn’t miss anything.

I thought this was very helpful! In class I wrote down steps to take while on SPSS but this video was much more helpful than my notes. I think this is a wonderful tool to study from especially with our exam coming up. I like being able to follow along with the video while having my own SPSS spreadsheet up as well.

Dr. Simpson,

I really admire the fact that you are trying to assist students with learning through various angles. Quizlet is going to be pivotal. It will help students grasp the concepts easier.

L.W

Thanks, LW. We are students together.

Ds

Let’s work together in developing the usefulness of these tools.

DS

I found this to be a very valuable tool when learning how to use SPSS. It enables us students to have access to instructions from our professor while at home. I was able to work on a problem in SPSS and use this video for immediate help. This will be very helpful especially during exam review time.

Sydney K

I found this very useful because we can learn at our own speed, and can pause and rewind certain parts we might have missed.