Sunday July 29, PM Sessions

S5a: Enhancing the Chemistry Curriculum with Tested Online Instructional Materials

Organizers: Diane Bunce (Catholic University of America, USA), John Moore (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA), Linda Fanis-Craft (ChemEd DL, USA)

Presider: John W. Moore (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

This symposium will showcase curriculum innovations carried out during the 2011-2012 academic year together with results of evaluation studies of those innovations. Presenters are professors from two-year and four-year colleges around the country who participated in the ChemEd DL/ChemEd Research Summit conference held July 11-15, 2011. At the conference they selected online resources from the Chemical Education Digital Library (ChemEd DL), combined these into online instructional units, and planned how to use those units during the academic year. They also wrote research questions and developed methodologies for investigating how their units affected student learning and carried out the research in their classes. Instructional units were created for organic chemistry and general chemistry courses for integration into the presenters’ lectures, laboratories, and POGIL curriculum. Specific topics presented in the symposium may include stereochemistry, nomenclature, molecular polarity, molecular structure, intermolecular forces, dimensional analysis and real world applications of chemistry.

     Introduction 2:00pm-2:05pm

P24: Evaluation of online activities using Models 360 in Physiological Chemistry

Weslene Tallmadge 2:05pm – 2:25pm – Life Sciences 009

P25: Use of Models 360 in teaching intermolecular forces in a pre-health organic and biochemistry course.

Colleen Conway 2:25pm – 2:45pm – Life Sciences 009

P26: Impact of using computer models on student learning of molecular geometry in general chemistry

Tammy Gummersheimer 2:45pm – 3:05pm – Life Sciences 009

P27: Model kits versus modeling software: A comparison of students’ ability to determine molecular geometry and polarity

Jason Fuller 3:05pm – 3:25pm – Life Sciences 009

Break 3:25pm-3:40pm

P28: Molecular visualization: How students use representations to determine molecular polarity.

Mark Wathen 3:40pm – 4:00pm – Life Sciences 009

P29: How do students use 3-D interactive tutorials in learning E2 reaction stereochemistry?

Philip Janowicz 4:00pm – 4:20pm – Life Sciences 009

P30: Using Models 360 in VSEPR tutorials—A study of two approaches

Lawrence McGahey 4:20pm – 4:40pm – Life Sciences 009

Panel Discussion 4:40pm-5:00pm

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