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ERIC Number: ED411815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Integrated Information Education as Standard Part of University Curriculum in Chemistry.
Silhanek, Jaroslav
On the basis of long experience in teaching chemical literature courses, an integrated education and training program was introduced as a mandatory course in chemical information where both classical printed and modern electronic forms of information are covered. This mandatory course forms a standard part of the Institute of Chemical Technology (Prague, Czech Republic) chemistry curriculum. An important condition for designing this course was building a special classroom for teaching information technology. The classroom is located directly in the Central Library of chemical faculties, and includes computer access to local and distant information sources, sets of duplicate printed secondary reference sources such as Chemical Abstracts, Beilstein Gmelin, encyclopedias, and other materials available for teaching purposes. This paper describes the course objectives, technical prerequisites and requirements, database and software selection, language problems (since the majority of chemistry information is in English), provides the program syllabus, and describes initial experiences with this form of information education. The information program has been tested with more than 600 students who took the course mostly in their second year of study. The course was received favorably, and is now a standard part of the chemistry curriculum. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic