Debora S. Herold, School of Science

Principal Investigator: Deborah S. Herold, lecturer, Department of Psychology, School of Science

Project Title: B110 – Introduction to Psychology Course Enhancement

Funding Level: $4,955.90


The purpose of the proposed grant is to enhance the undergraduate psychology curriculum at IUPUI, specifically those students taking B110 Introduction to Psychology. This course has recently been redesigned to include a new eBook and various other innovative teaching pedagogies. However, the online section of the course has not yet been developed to match the creative design of the face-to-face sections. Funds from this grant will support an overhaul of the structure of the online course as well as the creation of podcast lectures to accompany the online sections. These course improvements will impact a large number of students as approximately 2500 students enroll in B110 each year, 300 of which participate in the online sections. It is anticipated that these course developments will benefit student learning, increase enrollment, and improve the DWF rate, while also providing opportunities for research on teaching and learning and best practices in online education.