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ERIC Number: EJ1002575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
An Online Booking System Encourages Self-Directed Learning and Personalization of Study
Gaynor, James W.; Brown, Duncan
Journal of Chemical Education, v89 n8 p1019-1024 Aug 2012
Collaboration between the chemistry and computing services departments was undertaken to create an online booking system to be used as a learning and teaching aid in an undergraduate chemistry lab course. The system helped promote personalization of study and could be easily adapted to any department within the university. The system was implemented in a number of educational contexts, which are discussed, along with an evaluation of the system. Students easily adapted to the new process with a high percentage appreciating the freedom it offered. We hope that other universities will consider similar collaborations within their own institutions as pedagogical research strongly suggests that introducing certain levels of flexibility into courses encourages active learning and enhances student engagement. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A