TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERACTIVE AND MULTIFACETED PRE-LAB EXERCISES FOR ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL CLASSES
Published: 1 Oct 2022
Abstract: In the Chemistry Department we are developing innovative web-based pre-laboratory exercises to enhance our students’ lab learning and experience. The framework incorporates supportive information, contextual value of the experiment, multimedia resources including interactive materials, and formatively assessed questions with explanatory feedback. The interactive pre-lab exercises are designed to explain the theories and justify experimental procedures and their utility value to increase student motivation and enhance their in-person lab practice. These multimedia resources are being developed for second-year chemistry undergraduate students. The effectiveness of these pre-laboratory resources will be assessed through multiple strategies including feedback forms, module evaluation questions, inter-cohort grade comparison and semi-structured interviews via MS Teams.
Keywords: pre-laboratory exercises, organic chemistry, undergraduate students, online resources, multimedia learning, chemical education research, cognitive loa
Cite this article: Julieta Litka Milian, Katherine Norman, Nicola Fern. TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERACTIVE AND MULTIFACETED PRE-LAB EXERCISES FOR ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL CLASSES. Journal of International Scientific Publications: Educational Alternatives 20, 33-43 (2022). https://www.scientific-publications.net/en/article/1002371/
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