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ERIC Number: EJ863171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Adapting to Student Learning Styles: Engaging Students with Cell Phone Technology in Organic Chemistry Instruction
Pursell, David P.
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n10 p1219-1222 Oct 2009
Students of organic chemistry traditionally make 3 x 5 in. flash cards to assist learning nomenclature, structures, and reactions. Advances in educational technology have enabled flash cards to be viewed on computers, offering an endless array of drilling and feedback for students. The current generation of students is less inclined to use computers, but they use their cell phones 24 hours a day. This report outlines these trends and an even more recent educational technology initiative, that of using cell phone flash cards to help students learn organic chemistry nomenclature, structures, and reactions. Student attitudes were positive toward cell phone flash cards in a pilot study and a more detailed study investigating use and effect on student learning is planned. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society. Subscription Department, P.O. Box 1267, Bellmawr, NJ 08099-1267. Tel: 800-691-9846; Tel: 856-931-5825; Fax: 856-931-4115; e-mail: jchemed@egpp.com; Web site: http://www.jce.divched.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A