Using social networking tools a la carte for organic chemistry education: Wikis, blogs, Second Life, and more  Jean-Claude...
So many tools … so little time blogs free online textbooks recorded lectures (e.g. podcasts, screencasts, videos) wikis CM...
Principle of Highest and Best Use <ul><li>Highest and best use  is a concept in real estate appraisal. It states that the ...
What is the best use of your time as a teacher? <ul><li>Lecturing? </li></ul><ul><li>Manual grading? </li></ul><ul><li>Dis...
Screencasting: easy solution for recording lectures
CHEM 241 89 students CHEM 243 64 students Natural migration from F2F to screencast/podcast channels
Best use of Class Time Mainly repeating lectures Mainly workshops One-on-one mentoring Doing problems Games
SMILES, InChIs and InChIKeys:  the new language of chemistry
User-Deposited Data on ChemSpider
(Andy Lang, Tony Williams) Open Data JCAMP spectra for education (Jean-Claude Bradley, Andy Lang, Tony Williams, Robert La...
The game starts easy
Later in the game: time limit and more molecules
Database Curation via Game Playing
Flagged spectra get investigated
Over 50,000 spectrum views so far - worldwide
2D NMR viewer built (Andy Lang)
Spectral Game in Second Life (Andy Lang)
Interacting with the spectra via chat
Say: zoom 2.1-2.3
Link Spectral Game to Open Educational Content
Class wiki
Neeraj's Analysis of the H NMR of valine on ChemSpider (wiki based assignment)   The two Hydrogens on the Amine group do n...
EduFrag Maze (without weapons)
EduFrag Unreal Tournament (with weapons)
Quiz Obelisks in Second Life (Eloise Pasteur)
Remixing Code and Content (Andy Lang)
Student Assignments in Second Life
Student Created Exhibits on ACS Island
Flying Around on a Molecule
Orac: The 3D Molecule Rezzer From SMILES, InChIs and InChIKeys to 3D Structure (Andy Lang)
How Orac Works
Docking Demonstration on Drexel Island
Enoyl Reductase (Peter Miller)
Green Fluorescent Protein (David Reeves)
Avidin: From PDB file to…..
Avidin 3D structure in Second Life
Imine Formation Mechanism:  Talk to the molecules!
Atomic Orbitals
Hydrogen Absorption Spectrum
Selection Rules
5D Solubility Data Chemical Space
3D Periodic Table (ACS Freebie)
Faculty “Offices” on Drexel Island
Bradley Lab on Drexel Island
Posters on Second Nature – with Bells
Conferences on Second Nature
Virtual Poster Area on ACS island
Red-Tide Exhibit - Beach
Resident Chemist Program: Hinestroza Lab
Virtual Lab (Kurt Winkelmann)
Amino World (Joan Slonczewski)
Spring 09 projects: networking in Second Life and FriendFeed
Conclusions  <ul><li>Think about your educational objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment with technology </li></ul><ul><l...
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Jean-Claude Bradley describes the use of social networking tools to teach undergraduate organic chemistry. Public free wikis can be used effectively to manage class information as well as serve as a versatile platforms to process student assignments and provide rapid feedback. Examples of using Second Life to deliver quizzes, play games and offer students an environment to create projects involving 3D molecules, spectra and posters are detailed. The continuously evolving role of blogs, podcasting, screencasting and newer faster interactive platforms such as FriendFeed will be outlined. New technologies create the need for new skills to be taught to students - some relating to networking and some involving knowlege of the language to navigate the chemical webspace (such as SMILES and InChI).

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Using social networking tools a la carte for organic chemistry education: Wikis, blogs, Second Life, and more

  1. 1. Using social networking tools a la carte for organic chemistry education: Wikis, blogs, Second Life, and more Jean-Claude Bradley E-Learning Coordinator College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor of Chemistry Drexel University August 19, 2009 American Chemical Society meeting Andrew Lang Professor of Mathematics Oral Roberts University
  2. 2. So many tools … so little time blogs free online textbooks recorded lectures (e.g. podcasts, screencasts, videos) wikis CMS (e.g. Blackboard) free course content (e.g. OpenCourseWare) clickers games virtual worlds (e.g. Second Life)
  3. 3. Principle of Highest and Best Use <ul><li>Highest and best use is a concept in real estate appraisal. It states that the value of a property is directly related to the use of that property. This use, the Highest and Best Use, may or may not be the current use of the property. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is the best use of your time as a teacher? <ul><li>Lecturing? </li></ul><ul><li>Manual grading? </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion groups? </li></ul><ul><li>Posting to a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating? </li></ul>What are your objectives? <ul><li>Increasing the baseline understanding of the average student? </li></ul><ul><li>Helping the best students actualize their potential? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Screencasting: easy solution for recording lectures
  6. 6. CHEM 241 89 students CHEM 243 64 students Natural migration from F2F to screencast/podcast channels
  7. 7. Best use of Class Time Mainly repeating lectures Mainly workshops One-on-one mentoring Doing problems Games
  8. 8. SMILES, InChIs and InChIKeys: the new language of chemistry
  9. 9. User-Deposited Data on ChemSpider
  10. 10. (Andy Lang, Tony Williams) Open Data JCAMP spectra for education (Jean-Claude Bradley, Andy Lang, Tony Williams, Robert Lancashire)
  11. 11. The game starts easy
  12. 12. Later in the game: time limit and more molecules
  13. 13. Database Curation via Game Playing
  14. 14. Flagged spectra get investigated
  15. 15. Over 50,000 spectrum views so far - worldwide
  16. 16. 2D NMR viewer built (Andy Lang)
  17. 17. Spectral Game in Second Life (Andy Lang)
  18. 18. Interacting with the spectra via chat
  19. 19. Say: zoom 2.1-2.3
  20. 20. Link Spectral Game to Open Educational Content
  21. 21. Class wiki
  22. 22. Neeraj's Analysis of the H NMR of valine on ChemSpider (wiki based assignment) The two Hydrogens on the Amine group do not form peaks on the spectrum because they are exchanged in the solvent.
  23. 23. EduFrag Maze (without weapons)
  24. 24. EduFrag Unreal Tournament (with weapons)
  25. 25. Quiz Obelisks in Second Life (Eloise Pasteur)
  26. 26. Remixing Code and Content (Andy Lang)
  27. 27. Student Assignments in Second Life
  28. 28. Student Created Exhibits on ACS Island
  29. 29. Flying Around on a Molecule
  30. 30. Orac: The 3D Molecule Rezzer From SMILES, InChIs and InChIKeys to 3D Structure (Andy Lang)
  31. 31. How Orac Works
  32. 32. Docking Demonstration on Drexel Island
  33. 33. Enoyl Reductase (Peter Miller)
  34. 34. Green Fluorescent Protein (David Reeves)
  35. 35. Avidin: From PDB file to…..
  36. 36. Avidin 3D structure in Second Life
  37. 37. Imine Formation Mechanism: Talk to the molecules!
  38. 38. Atomic Orbitals
  39. 39. Hydrogen Absorption Spectrum
  40. 40. Selection Rules
  41. 41. 5D Solubility Data Chemical Space
  42. 42. 3D Periodic Table (ACS Freebie)
  43. 43. Faculty “Offices” on Drexel Island
  44. 44. Bradley Lab on Drexel Island
  45. 45. Posters on Second Nature – with Bells
  46. 46. Conferences on Second Nature
  47. 47. Virtual Poster Area on ACS island
  48. 48. Red-Tide Exhibit - Beach
  49. 49. Resident Chemist Program: Hinestroza Lab
  50. 50. Virtual Lab (Kurt Winkelmann)
  51. 51. Amino World (Joan Slonczewski)
  52. 52. Spring 09 projects: networking in Second Life and FriendFeed
  53. 53. Conclusions <ul><li>Think about your educational objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment with technology </li></ul><ul><li>Keep what works </li></ul><ul><li>To make this efficient learn from others </li></ul>

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