On Wednesday, August 26 from 10-11am (ADT), CBU Psychology Professor, Dr. Peter MacIntyre, will offer a free one-hour virtual class for all new and returning students. The live session, focusing on Motivation and Online Learning, will give students insight into what their online learning will look like in the fall.
Part of the reason he wanted to offer the class was to dispel some of the rumours surrounding online learning and help students feel confident and prepared. “There has been a lot of media lately about online learning and some of it is troublesome,” explains Dr. MacIntyre. “I’ve been teaching online for a long time and it can be a very good experience for both faculty and students if done well.”
Dr. MacIntyre says he thinks students will find the class surprising, as he intends to present research on what makes students happier and engaged in online learning situations. “By attending the live class, students will learn a little bit about how they can apply psychology to themselves to stay motivated during their fall classes,” he explains. This will also be an opportunity for students to experience the technical tools and programs that will be used to facilitate online learning.
The class will be hosted through Microsoft Teams, one of the platforms CBU faculty will be using this semester. No background in psychology is necessary to participate. To participate in the class, sign up for our Start Smart! 2020: Preparing for Online Learning mini-course (no obligation to complete the course) and visit the Announcement forum for details.