ERIC Number: EJ1079348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Teaching a Chemistry MOOC with a Virtual Laboratory: Lessons Learned from an Introductory Physical Chemistry Course
O'Malley, Patrick J.; Agger, Jonathan R.; Anderson, Michael W.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n10 p1661-1666 Oct 2015
An analysis is presented of the experience and lessons learned of running a MOOC in introductory physical chemistry. The course was unique in allowing students to conduct experimental measurements using a virtual laboratory constructed using video and simulations. A breakdown of the student background and motivation for taking the course is presented, and the student feedback on the course is also provided. It is concluded that even practical based chemistry courses can be successfully delivered online and such courses have the potential to provide a valuable addition to campus based chemistry teaching at university level.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Virtual Classrooms, Open Education, Online Courses, Computer Simulation, Delivery Systems, Undergraduate Students, Web Based Instruction, Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Quantum Mechanics, Instructional Effectiveness, Participant Satisfaction, Foreign Countries
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