ERIC Number: EJ1084284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
A Wiki-Based Group Project in an Inorganic Chemistry Foundation Course
Kristian, Kathleen E.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n12 p2074-2079 Dec 2015
A semester-long group project that utilizes wiki sites to enhance collaboration was developed for a foundation course in inorganic chemistry. Through structured assignments, student groups use metal-based or metal-combating therapeutic agents as a model for applying and understanding course concepts; they also gain proficiency with scientific- and web-based software. Each group displays their assignment products on a cohesive wiki, which serves as a study guide about the assigned therapeutic agent. Students periodically peer review other groups' wikis to learn how ongoing constructive feedback can improve a final product and to practice effective collaboration. Group presentations covering the wiki content and the therapeutic action of the drug are delivered at the end of the semester. This project could be utilized in other chemistry courses with appropriate topic selection.
Descriptors: Inorganic Chemistry, Introductory Courses, Student Projects, Group Activities, Web 2.0 Technologies, Science Instruction, Computer Software, Scientific Concepts, Metallurgy, Assignments, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Cooperative Learning, Drug Therapy, Undergraduate Students
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