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Henry, Renee Monica – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Reported here is a study of an interactive component to General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II where a new pedagogy for taking notes in class was developed. These notes, called key word created class notes, prompted students to locate information using the Internet guided by a key word. Reference Web sites were added to a next generation of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Web Based Instruction
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Pilcher, Spence C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
An upper-division undergraduate polymer chemistry course was developed as a blended/hybrid course. The students met face-to-face once a week for 75 min with all other components being available online. Face-to-face meetings were used for class discussions/problem-based lectures, student presentations, hands-on activities, and examinations. Online…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Blended Learning, Curriculum Design
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McClean, Stephen; McCartan, Kenneth G.; Meskin, Sheryl; Gorges, Beronia; Hagan, W. Paul – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
This paper describes the construction and development of YouTestTube.com, a YouTube clone website to facilitate video-sharing, social networking, and reflections of chemistry laboratory classes for year one students within the School of Biomedical Sciences at Ulster University. The practice was first introduced in the 2008/09 academic year and has…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Social Media, Educational Technology
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Devarajan, Deepa; Gustafson, Samantha J.; Bickelhaupt, F. Matthias; Ess, Daniel H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Undergraduate organic chemistry textbooks and Internet websites use a variety of approaches for presenting and explaining the impact of halogen atom size on trends in bond strengths and/or acidity of hydrogen halides. In particular, several textbooks and Internet websites explain these trends by invoking decreasing orbital overlap between the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Science, Organic Chemistry, Molecular Structure
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Haile, January D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
This communication summarizes one of the invited papers to the Flipped Classroom ACS Division of Chemical Education Committee on Computers in Chemical Education online ConfChem held from May 18 to June 24, 2014. Just in Time Teaching is a technique in which students read the material before class and respond to a few questions. In a first-year…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Biochemistry
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Wang, Yue; Xu, Xinhua; Wu, Meifen; Hu, Huikang; Wang, Xiaogang – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was introduced into undergraduate physical chemistry laboratory curriculum to help students observe the phase composition and morphology characteristics of tin-lead alloys and thus further their understanding of binary alloy phase diagrams. The students were captivated by this visual analysis method, which…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Science Laboratories
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Eklund, Brandon; Prat-Resina, Xavier – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
ChemEd X Data is an open web tool that collects and curates physical and chemical data of hundreds of substances. This tool allows students to navigate, select, and graphically represent data such as boiling and melting points, enthalpies of combustion, and heat capacities for hundreds of molecules. By doing so, students can independently identify…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Web Sites, Internet
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Smith, David K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
Social media provide a unique arena in which chemists can communicate directly with an international audience from a wide range of backgrounds. In particular, YouTube offers a rich environment through which students of chemistry and members of the general public can be engaged, and chemophobia can be addressed. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Social Networks, Educational Technology, Chemistry
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Munoz de la Pena, Arsenio; Gonzalez-Gomez, David; Munoz de la Pena, David; Gomez-Estern, Fabio; Sequedo, Manuel Sanchez – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
The application of an innovative Web-based system, Goodle GMS, designed for automating the collection and assessment of laboratory exercises is presented. This Web-based system has been extensively used in engineering courses such as control systems, mechanics, and computer programming. Goodle GMS allows the students to submit their results to a…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Advanced Courses, Grading
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Prescott, Sarah – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
A novel course using green chemistry as the context to teach general chemistry fundamentals was designed, implemented and is described here. The course design included an active learning approach, with major course graded components including a weekly blog entry, exams, and a semester project that was disseminated by wiki and a public symposium.…
Descriptors: College Science, Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Bergin, Adam; Sharp, Kevan; Gatlin, Todd A.; Villalta-Cerdas, Adrian; Gower, Austin; Sandi-Urena, Santiago – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
Commercial online instructor evaluations have gained traction in influencing students' decisions on professor and course selections at universities. RateMyProfessors.com (RMP) is the most popular of such evaluation tools and houses a wealth of information from the students' viewpoint. The purpose of this study was to determine whether RMP data…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Web Sites, College Students, College Faculty
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Amaral, Katie E.; Shank, John D.; Shibley, Ivan A., Jr.; Shibley, Lisa R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
General Chemistry I historically had one of the highest failure and withdrawal rates at Penn State Berks, a four-year college within the Penn State system. The course was completely redesigned to incorporate more group work, the use of classroom response systems, peer mentors, and a stronger online presence via the learning management system…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Benedict, Lucille; Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2012
Increasing numbers of college students own cell phones, and many of these phones are smartphones, which include features such as still and video cameras, global positioning systems, Internet access, and computers as powerful as the desktop models of only a few years ago. A number of chemical educators are already using these devices for education.…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Internet, Video Technology, Web Sites
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Franz, Annaliese K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2012
This work describes efforts to incorporate and evaluate the use of a YouTube writing assignment in large lecture classes to personalize learning and improve conceptual understanding of chemistry through peer- and self-explanation strategies. Although writing assignments can be a method to incorporate peer- and self-explanation strategies, this…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Video Technology, Multimedia Instruction, Organic Chemistry
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Williamson, Vickie M.; Lane, Sarah M.; Gilbreath, Travis; Tasker, Roy; Ashkenazi, Guy; Williamson, Kenneth C.; Macfarlane, Ronald D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2012
A prior study showed that students best make predictions about the outcome of opening a valve between two flasks containing a fluid or vacuum when they view both a demonstration video and a particulate animation, but the study showed no influence from the order in which these visualizations were used. The purpose of this current research was to…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Chemistry, Animation, Video Technology
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