- Over 3,300 psychologists and their students are part of the Association of Psychological Science Wikipedia Initiative to review and edit Wikipedia articles as part of courses. A study of this practice has shown motivational benefits for students as well as improvement of the scientific content in Wikipedia.
- If students are doing projects in class, they can be assigned to use their smart devices to gather information necessary to complete those projects.
- Students can also be assigned to find the best TED talk or other video to illustrate a concept and present it to their peers.
- Webquests for information, images, current news, historical documents, digital humanities projects and finding other digital artifacts for presentation or peer review have been popular exploration activities.
- Our Library has online research guides for many courses
Resources to Encourage Exploration
|Tool or idea||Implementation Ideas—You can always contact us!|
|Wikipedia||APS Wikipedia Initiative|
|Phones for class work||Feedback and collecting data, looking up facts and photographing writing on whiteboards, collaborative writing with GoogleDocs.|
|TED Talks||Bill Meador’s Teaching with TED, Have students build a TED-Ed module|
|Talks at Google||As above|
|Seven DH projects||Have students use these as source material for papers, videos, websites, tweets.|
|Research Guides||<- Texas A&M Library Research Guide by course.|