ERIC Number: EJ785182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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Physical Chemistry in Practice: Evaluation of DVD Modules
Dyer, James U.; Towns, Marcy; Weaver, Gabriela C.
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v16 n5 p431-442 Oct 2007
The Physical Chemistry in Practice (PCIP) DVD contains video programs (modules) and experimental data that present the research of scientists working in applications of physical chemistry. The DVD allows students to learn about cutting edge research in physical chemistry while making connections to the theoretical concepts learned in lecture. "PCIP-DVD" allows students to build verbal and pictorial models of the experiments, instrumentation, and data that can be integrated with the material covered in lecture. For each of the modules implemented students were tested in a pre/post test fashion over content related objectives. For every module the students demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in their understanding.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Lecture Method, Science Instruction, Audiovisual Aids, Learning Modules, Teaching Methods, Scientific Research, Computer Storage Devices, Courseware
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