Psychology professors James Pennebaker and Sam Gosling are offering their online Psychology 301 course to growing numbers of students here and abroad.
Unlike the free online classes commonly known as MOOCs (massive open online courses), Psychology 301 is live, fully interactive and offered for credit to registered UT students as well as to potentially thousands worldwide.
Their engaging style and meaningful online discussions resonate with students both near and far, and the results are impressive: their new learning methods have resulted in higher exam scores for Psychology 301, and as a bonus, students taking the course are also showing improved performance in their other classes.
This fall, the course will broadcast live Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. There is no textbook—all readings are available free of charge from online sources.
This course is just one example of the many innovative and excellent learning opportunities that await students who plan to enroll in classes offered by the College of Liberal Arts. Go to this website to learn more about the class or to register.