ERIC Number: EJ1069036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Implementation and Student Testing of a Web-Based, Student-Centered Stereochemistry Tutorial
Burrmann, Nicola J.; Moore, John W.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n7 p1178-1187 Jul 2015
The implementation of a web-based stereochemistry tutorial, which allows students to select their preferred structural representation and method for making stereochemical comparisons between molecules, is discussed. The tutorial was evaluated by students in three different introductory organic chemistry courses at a large midwestern university. The data show that students did use a variety of different methods for making stereochemical comparisons between molecules and that prior exposure to lectures on stereochemistry by the course professor strongly influenced these choices. Furthermore, the level of improvement in stereochemical knowledge as a result of using only the tutorial was comparable to, or higher than, that achieved by students who were only exposed to lectures by the course professor, regardless of the method chosen for making stereochemical comparisons between molecules.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Web Based Instruction, Chemistry, Molecular Structure, Organic Chemistry, Introductory Courses, Educational Technology, Internet, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Knowledge Level, Instructional Effectiveness, Tutoring, Pretests Posttests, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students, College Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
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IES Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE-0632303