ERIC Number: EJ1208696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Using a Multitouch Book to Enhance the Student Experience in Organic Chemistry
Franco, Jimmy; Provencher, Brian A.
Journal of Chemical Education, v96 n3 p586-592 Mar 2019
In recent years, researchers have worked diligently to identify more effective means of facilitating student learning. Some promising pedagogical techniques that have emerged include the flipped-class model and test-enhanced learning. These pedagogical strategies have been incorporated into a multitouch book. A multitouch book is a dynamic platform that allows instructors to combine text, videos, interactive figures, and quizzes into an electronic book. A multitouch book was created and implemented in an organic-chemistry sequence. The course content in the multitouch book is divided into individual learning units. Each unit contains concise informative text, explanatory videos, and quizzes in a structured manner. The multitouch book contains all of the topics traditionally covered in a sophomore-level organic-chemistry course and was created using a variety of elements to engage students in a manner that best matches their learning preference. The multitouch book was created in iBooks Author, which has widgets that allow for the facile insertion of the videos, figures, images, and quizzes. Student response to the multitouch book was overwhelmingly positive.
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Books, Electronic Publishing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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