News about faculty, staff and students in social sciences.
Fall 2011 Dr. Linda McCarthy and Dr. Anne Wiley had an article entitled Crossing the Digital Divide: Using Sociopolitical Websites in Course Design published in a recent journal entitled, Teaching for Our Times which is published by Bunker Hill Community College. In the article, the professors explore strategies they use in Sociology, Psychology and Gender/Women’s Studies courses. The article examines the use of internet websites to expose students to professional organizations and academic research. The “in class” explorations increase student’s ability to scrutinize legitimate academic resources and applications of data in social sciences research. An additional article in the same journal was written by nutrition professor, Lisa A. Sheldon. Lisa’s article Nutrition 101: More than a Grade explores the promotion of healthy living in students.
Additionally, Anne Wiley was selected from a national pool of applicants by the Online Learning Initiative [OLI] to review and examine psychology online course modules. The OLI is a project of Carnegie Mellon University, funded in part by the Lumina Foundation, and is designed to promote more success rates in online coursework in community colleges. The online project is part of the national efforts in outcomes assessment. Dr. Wiley’s ongoing work in the online course environment for the past decade has Anne excited to participate with other national scholars examining the efficacy and appropriateness of modular learning in the introductory course in Psychology.