Archive for category Chemistry

Using Videos to Explain Problem Examples

This article may be helpful to faculty members in the areas of mathematics and science who are considering utilizing video podcasts as support materials to help students work through problem sets for their class. Please note that although the journal article mentioned below is free to access, you will need to establish a username and […]

Wikipedia for Chemistry – Jeff Byers

What: Authoring and editing Wikipedia entries as an assignment in a senior elective course Who: Jeff Byers, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Class: CHEM0442, Advanced Organic Chemistry.  This is a special topics course taken mostly by seniors, with some juniors, most of whom are chemistry or biochemistry majors. Number of students: 9 Reason for using the […]

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Facebook in Large Lecture Courses – Professor Jeff Byers

Technology Used: Facebook Courses: Organic Chemistry 2  (implemented twice), and Advanced General Chemistry (implemented once) Number of students: Approximately 70 in Organic Chemistry 2, and approximately 25 in Advanced General Chemistry Photo by Carrie Macfarlane When Professor Jeff Byers, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was looking for an online discussion tool for Organic Chemistry 2 […]

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