CHADRON – Dr. Laura Gaudet, professor and chair of the Counseling, Psychology and Social Work department, presented at three international conferences this summer. She presented in Greece and Spain during two conferences in May, and one in late July in Canada.
Gaudet’s first presentation was the 19th Annual International Conference on Education May 15-18, in Athens, Greece.
In her presentation, “Implementation and Evaluation of Screencast Videos for Graduate Online Counseling Courses,” Gaudet described her technique of embedding a brief instructional video into online assignments.
Gaudet said she designs the video to emphasize main points in assignments, provide website tours and highlight rubrics and archived materials. Through her own assessment and student evaluations, she has determined the technique has increased students’ quality of assignments, decreased requests for help and improved students’ understanding of grading and other aspects of assignments.
Dr. Peter Moriasi, assistant professor in the Education department, although unable to attend the conference, assisted with the research related to screencasts.
In Barcelona, Spain, May 22-24, Gaudet presented “Gender-Related Traits of Persons with and without Traumatic Brain Injury: Reports from Students in Undergraduate Psychology Classes” at the 9th Annual World Congress of Neurotalk. The presentation was based on research Gaudet conducted with Moriasi and Dr. Mary Jo Carnot.
Gaudet also presented her screencast research in late July at the Vancouver International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology.
—Tena L. Cook, Marketing Coordinator