Nov. 16, 2010
Michael Calvillo, associate professor of psychology at Morningside College, gave a presentation recently at the 11th annual Iowa Teachers of Psychology conference at Central College in Pella, Iowa.
During the presentation, Calvillo demonstrated a teaching technique he uses which combines multiple technology products – such as PowerPoint and Moodle, a learning management system – to conduct live, interactive experiments in the classroom. A small group of participants served as test subjects, while the remaining participants recorded and analyzed their observations using their laptop computers.
Calvillo came to Morningside College in the fall of 2009 with several years of experience in undergraduate teaching and 20 years of experience in the business field. He has held business positions such as director of training, human factors consultant and career development specialist. He has a doctorate in human factors psychology from the University of South Dakota.