Monday, October 14, 2013

AP Psych Course Online at

During the summer of 2013, I had the chance to put much of my efforts into creating an online
version of my AP Psychology course for  They had found my youtube ap psych review videos and I interviewed for the chance to teach the course for them.  The link for the course is here:

I prepped in May, June, and July and went to Los Angeles for two weeks to film the course.  The perfectionist in me wanted to be able to do so much more (but I lacked the graphics budget of National Geographic, the History Channel and PBS), but I was able to go over every part of the AP Psych course outline and explain everything.  There are nearly 40 hours of content.  I also went through the 1999 exam, both multiple choice and FRQ and gave test taking tips.

I included lots of examples and spent more time on the more difficult subjects that our students find challenging.  Additionally, for those who subscribe, there are sections for each lesson where questions can be asked and I will be responding to student questions there.  The course is divided into 68 different lectures--I tried to demarcate specific aspects of the content and make the lectures shorter (I have issues with adding lots of examples and connections).

As you can imagine, I was not able to use many of the tools we normally would have, the PowerPoints and the videos,  but I was able to add some links.  I had to get creative and create some of my own graphics.  All in all, it was a great experience getting to create this course and put it together.  I am looking forward to interacting with the teachers and students who choose to use the course.

What I really like about the site is that once you have a subscription, you can access any of the courses they have--it's an amazing set of resources--I plan to take some time to watch some of the other AP courses myself.  Very cool.  Thank you to Eric Hung, founder of and to the wonderful producer/editor I worked with, Tiffany Lin.

posted by Chuck Schallhorn

1 comment:

Mr. Park said...

Saw some of your lectures. Helped me some when I made my own (Micro, Macro and Gov) on - great resource for students. Love the interface and the whole idea of the site.