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ERIC Number: EJ1040168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
ChemEd X Data: Exposing Students to Open Scientific Data for Higher-Order Thinking and Self-Regulated Learning
Eklund, Brandon; Prat-Resina, Xavier
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n9 p1501-1504 Sep 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 correlations between magnitudes, laws, and outliers. One of the merits of this tool is that it may help students recognize situations when conflicting influences play a role (e.g., molecular weight, shape, and dipole effect on boiling point). Identifying conflicting influences empowers students with analytical skills that leads them to higher-order thinking and self-regulated learning. ChemEd X Data has been implemented in an undergraduate general chemistry course, and it has successfully allowed students identify laws that were not previously known by them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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