Faculty Helping Faculty -Trina Cyterski’s OERs

Faculty at UGA and around the world have transitioned to online teaching in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. UGA faculty experienced in online teaching have responded by making their fully-captioned instructional videos publicly available as open educational resources (OERs) to help faculty make the shift to online instruction.

UGA lecturer in the Department of Psychology’s behavioral and brain sciences program, Trina Cyterski, has joined other UGA faculty in making online course media publicly available to help other faculty. Cyterski had never taught an online course before becoming a Faculty Online Learning Fellow. With the assistance of her instructional designer, Stephen Bridges, her course, Intro to Psychology Resources, launched in the summer of 2019. 

Cyterski created eight online course videos, which consist of lecture content and demonstrations of cognitive psychology principles.

Faculty can browse the catalog and link to the videos that they feel will help them efficiently teach online and keep their students engaged.

As UGA has switched to online for the remainder of the spring semester and into the summer, access to Cyterski’s successful course material will provide additional faculty to faculty support to help ease the transition. 

You can access Cyterski’s course presentations on Kaltura Channel “Intro to Psychology Resources” or on UGA Online’s YouTube channel.

If you are a UGA faculty member interested in contributing open educational resources, please email us at online@uga.edu. You can also access faculty OER resources on the UGA Online website.