The Department of Distance Education would like to recognize Dr. Stephen Truhon for using Zoom web conferencing to help augment learning experience for his online students.
Dr. Truhon joined Austin Peay State University’s Department of Psychological Science and Counseling in 2005. He teaches General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Adolescent Psychology and Psychology Applied to Work at the Fort Campbell campus. He also teaches Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology on the Clarksville campus. Dr. Truhon received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Michigan State University. Dr. Truhon is an excellent advocate for technology in the classroom.
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When asked what the main benefit was to the students, he used this analogy:
“Because most of my classes are online, I use Zoom as a substitute for the loss of face-to-face interaction. I realize that no time I choose will fit everyone’s schedule, but that is the beauty of Zoom. I can use the software to record the class meeting for others to view later. Zoom works best for upper division courses where the books I use are not conventional textbooks. In my Zoom meetings, I try to highlight the important material from the chapters of the textbooks that they are reading next week. Additionally, the master’s program in I/O psychology is completely online. I teach Research Methods & Statistics and Tests & Measurements for the program. Because of the share-screen function in Zoom, I show the students the steps to follow in SPSS to calculate statistics.
” - Dr. Stephen Truhon
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