Submitted by Samantha Mladen
I created a Diigo account with a number of useful links, including therapy videos, descriptions of disorders developed by the NIMH, and resources for students interested in a career in psychology. Creating this resource will be helpful for any future classes that I teach, but was also a useful exercise in thinking about the tone that I'd like to set in class. For instance, do I want to show tape of therapy sessions (a more applied approach) or do I want to have a more theoretical approach? Future students may also benefit from considering how the resources that they choose to prepare for lecture will set the tone for their course.
Submitted by Blair Burnette
I created a Diigo account in order to save online resources. I lead a group of 494 students as part of my assistantship. These are all students who are interested in doing PSYC 494 in order to gain research experience. All of my current students are interested in going to graduate school in psychology. Our first topic of the semester is on graduate programs in psychology. Many of them are interested in graduate school but are not interested in doing research. However, they are unclear of what their options are and what is the best fit for their interests. Thus, they were really eager to learn more about the process, the different types of programs, licensure, and funding sources.
Although our lab has some resources saved, many of the resources overlap or are outdated. As well, our students do not have direct access to these resources as they are saved on our network drive.
So, I wanted to create a collection of links and resources I think would be beneficial for the students where they could access them at any time. I created a Group within Diigo and made it invitation only so that I can invite my 494 students. Then, I created an Outliner called "Graduate Programs in Psychology." I have been saving various articles and resources from around the web using the Chrome extension for Diigo. I love the extension as it means I can just click a little button on my toolbar and easily save the item. Even better, the extension allows me to specify where in my Diigo account and group the link goes and allows me to add a description and tag it. Thus, my students can go into the Diigo group and browse the resources by topic.
I am looking forward to collecting more and more resources this way and having a space for my students to go. As well, creating the group means we can have discussions within Diigo which further strengthens our community. Hopefully the students can also learn and gain support from each other!