Faculty note: Gurung
Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung of Psychology and Human Development is the author of an article in the latest edition of the scholarly journal Psychology Learning & Teaching (Volume 14-1). The article is titled “Three investigations of the utility of Textbook Technology Supplements.” In three separate introductory psychology classes over a three-year period, Gurung evaluated whether 600+ students’ exam scores were associated with the use of textbook technology supplements. Each class used a different textbook and supplement (Learnsmart, PsychPortal and Applia). In general, he found students who used the technology tools more … performed better on their exams (controlling for GPA). Time and motivation were issues reported by students who chose not to use the tools.