Title: Active Learning in Practice: Integrating the Digital Mastering APA Style Student Workbook in a Canvas Course
Presenters: Vanaja Nethi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice and Kate Ramunda, Engagement Team, Vital Source
Description: Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines need to develop excellence in scholarly writing to communicate their ideas to peers in the academic community effectively. One of the most widely used set of guidelines to help students achieve excellence in scholarly writing is the APA Style. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the main resource for this.
In this session, the presenters will introduce a new digital-only resource, Mastering APA Style Student Workbook (https://apastyle.apa.org/products/mastering-apa-style?tab=1) released last year that matches the organization of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7e). The resource utilizes active learning, interactive learning, and a data-driven design to optimize the teaching and learning of the APA Style. Participants in the session will be guided through the process of setting up an account to get access to the ‘digital bundle’ of both the Mastering APA Style Student Workbook and The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7e). The account is valid for 30 days after the conference for participants to continue to explore this novel digital resource.
During the session, participants will have hands-on experience with the ‘learn by doing’ approach, which is central to the design of this Mastering APA Style Student Workbook. They will experience the interactive features of the formative practice questions and the unique features of the ‘digital bundle’. They will learn about the rich analytics that enables individualized student support and, finally, how to integrate this digital resource into a Canvas course.