A “Revisited” blog post indicates that I reread the original and used AI-assisted tools (e.g., Grammarly) to improve grammar and word choice.
First published February 26, 2014.
A typical whirlwind day. I arrived at the office by 7:15 but had no time to flirt with Gert (pictured above) because I needed to establish work assignments for the student assistants before they came in. Maybe I should make time to explore the new free-for-teacher accounts of Basecamp. Wednesday will be the 2nd Exam in PSY205.
I had a good but too brief Skype session with Inci Aslan for updates on her Rainbow Kids project in Turkey. I must make the time for a more leisurely follow-up.
I’ve been using Skype A LOT lately now that I have mastered some software (Pamela and CallNote) that lets me easily record the conversations for later study. Recently it has proven invaluable as I attempted to mentor an undergraduate at another institution seeking advice about a survey she was conducting in Argentina.
I briefly follow up regarding several students’ letters of recommendation. Two students delightfully informed me that they have been invited for interviews (at Marquette and Illinois State, respectively). Then it is (past) time to submit a PsyCRITIQUES revision of the most interesting, provocative book I have reviewed in the past seven years. Meanwhile, my Research seminar students experience firsthand the purported advantages of brain training software. So many claims are made on the Internet and in the media in general (Science News, NPR, ABC News) about such “programs as Lumosity and Positscience. Finally, I joined my research students for a brief review of SPSS. Here is YOUR chance to see how much statistics and experimental design you recall when YOU took my course:). Try me. Hee, hee.
I was generally pleased with the quality of the surveys they developed using our new Gold Survey Monkey account.
So much to teach. So much to learn. So much research which could/should be done. So much to share. But the clock is winding down…
… And now it is two days later—time to take stock while I proctor two consecutive exams for the next five hours. The book review revision was accepted for publication and forwarded to the American Psychological Association. I hope my citation of Jane Hart’s seminal work will introduce her to a broad audience of psychology technological learning neophytes who might benefit from all she has taught me. Thank you again, inspirational Virtual Friend and Mentor.
The Gardner and Davis book is now “required reading” for all my friends, parents of friends, and “followers.” Here is a good synopsis (not mine) for those who, alas, don’t have the time to read it:)