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ERIC Number: EJ1046230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Supporting Students' Learning to Learn in General Chemistry Using Moodle
Gonza´lez, Maritza Lau; Haza, Ulises Ja´uregui; Gramagtes, Aurora Pe´rez; Leo´n, Gloria Farin~as; Le Bolay, Nadine
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n11 p1823-1829 Nov 2014
A combination of regular classroom teaching with the use of resources available on the Moodle platform has been designed to foster the development of skills for learning to learn for students in an undergraduate general chemistry course. The use of the Moodle platform essentially aimed at strengthening the students' prior knowledge of chemistry concepts and laws, and at enhancing self-assessment of their study skills. In this combined approach, the use of platform resources is designed to contribute to time management, as well as for information seeking and understanding, in a communication and problem-solving approach. Assessment of the results was made through student surveys, discussion forums, and anecdotal observation by the instructors. The results indicate a high degree of acceptance by students of the use of this combined approach, promoting an increase of self-awareness on their learning process, which is an essential prerequisite for developing self-learning processes throughout life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A