GiddyGaddy is my nickname for my lovely wife, Dr. Michelle G. Everson. Michelle’s maiden name is Gaddy. In this page I will try to document and link all the great things my lovely wife is leading online as one of the best online educators today.
56 East River Rd
M.A., San Jose State University
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
I completed a bachelor’s degree in industrial psychology from California State University, Hayward and a master’s degree in experimental psychology from San Jose State University before coming to the U of M to pursue a Ph.D. in educational psychology. My emphasis was in learning and cognition, and I was involved in research on text comprehension. Specifically, my research focused on understanding the processes readers use to comprehend content-area texts. My background in statistics led to several opportunities to teach both undergraduate- and graduate-level introductory statistics courses within the department, and I enjoy introducing students to the wonders of statistics and showing them that statistics can in fact be fun. I played a large role in developing online versions of two of our introductory statistics courses and our intermediate statistics course, and I currently teach these courses. Recently, I have begun to explore how to best structure the online statistics course. In particular, I am interested in ways in which active learning can be fostered in the online environment. I am the recipient of the College of Education and Human Development’s 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award.
Courses I teach
(all EPSY courses)
EPSY 3264—Basic and Applied Statistics
EPSY 5261—Introductory Statistical Methods
EPSY 5262—Intermediate Statistical Methods
EPSY 8261—Statistical Methods I: Probability and Inference
- Everson, M. (2006, April). Group discussion in online statistics courses. eLearn Magazine, http://www.elearnmag.org/.
- van den Broek, P., Virtue, S., Everson, M. G., Tzeng, Y., & Sung, Y. (2002). Comprehension and memory of science texts: Inferential processes and the construction of a mental representation. In J. Otero, J. A. Leon, & A. C. Graesser (Eds.), The psychology of science text comprehension (pp. 131-154). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Gaddy, M., Sung, Y., & van den Broek, P. (2001). The influence of text cues on the allocation of attention during reading. In T. Sanders, J. Schilperoord & W. Spooren (Eds.), Cognitive approaches to text coherence (pp. 89-110). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins.
- Linderholm, T., Everson, M. G., van den Broek, P., Mischinski, M., Crittenden, A., & Samuels, J. (2000). Effects of causal text revisions on more- and less-skilled readers’ comprehension of easy and difficult narrative texts. Cognition and Instruction, 18, 525-556.
~Michelle’s Articles on www.elearnmag.org
- The Best of Both Worlds By Michelle Everson, April 25, 2011
- Academic Honesty in the Online Environment By Michelle Everson March 15 2011
- The Instructor’s Role in Online Discussions By Michelle Everson February 8, 2011 ©2011 Michelle Everson
- What Can You Gain by Teaching Online? By Michelle Everson January 11, 2010
- Why Should Educators Blog? Reflective Writing Can Positively Affect Teaching By Michelle Everson November 30, 2010
- 10 Things I’ve Learned About Teaching Online By Michelle Everson, University of Minnesota September 8, 2009 * Second most read Article on elearnmag.org for 2009 * 8th most viewed page on elearnmag.org for 2010
- Group Discussion in Online Statistics Courses By Michelle Everson, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota 2008 * Most Read Article on elearnmag.org for 2008
About the Author
- “Using Web Applets to Foster Active Learning in the Online Statistics Course” with Michelle Everson, University of Minnesota August 25th, 2009 Download Presentation (PowerPoint) Download Supplemental Materials (Word) Watch Webinar Recording Download Video Podcast
- “Preparing Teachers of Statistics: A Course for Graduate Students and Future Teachers” with Joan Garfield and Michelle Everson, University of Minnesota watch the Webinar Download powerpoint
- “Teaching Statistics Online”with Michelle Everson, University of Minnesota 2006 watch the Webinar Download powerpoint
~Michelle’s google group
Statistics Instructors Lost in Cyberspace:
A New Online Statistics Teaching Discussion Group
This group connects online statistics instructors and provides a place for them to share ideas and resources. It is a place where those of us who teach online can support one another, collaborate, and commiserate. Teaching online can pose many unique challenges and opportunities for the statistics instructor, and sometimes, it’s nice to share these things with others who understand, and to get new ideas about the many things that can be done in the online statistics course. If you would like more information about this group, please contact Dr. Michelle Everson at email@example.com.