ERIC Number: EJ1175833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Graduate Student Designed and Delivered: An Upper-Level Online Course for Undergraduates in Green Chemistry and Sustainability
Haley, Rebecca A.; Ringo, Jessica M.; Hopgood, Heather; Denlinger, Kendra Leahy; Das, Anushree; Waddell, Daniel C.
Journal of Chemical Education, v95 n4 p560-569 Apr 2018
Green chemistry and sustainability have garnered more awareness in the chemical industry in recent years, but green chemistry classes are still not commonplace for either the undergraduate or graduate student curriculum. Additionally, many departments are seeking avenues to reach greater numbers and types of learners through online courses. To address both needs, a small group of chemistry graduate students set out to design a 3-credit-hour upper-level online green chemistry course targeted at students most likely to apply green chemistry concepts in their future careers. The goals for the course included education in the basics of green chemistry (history, metrics, methodologies) along with opportunities to apply what they have learned and communicate it to a general audience. This process of developing modules and assessments for the discovery and application of green chemistry principles has enabled a supplementary education for the graduate students as well. Herein, the specific motivations of the graduate students to design the course, how green chemistry was presented to students in an online format, and how students responded to this type of class are provided.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Sustainability, Online Courses, Course Descriptions, Learning Modules, Evaluation Methods, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Energy Conservation, Problem Solving, Environment
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Education Level: Higher Education
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