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IT in Teaching & Learning in Chemistry Dr Karl Harrison IT Coordinator & Training Officer Dept. of Chemistry University of...
Outline <ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>IT Skills Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Chemistr...
Virtual Learning Environments <ul><li>University Working Party  </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry Bespoke VLE “ myDegree ” </li>...
Six Staff <ul><li>IT Coordinator & Training Officer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching IT, Web Site, IT Support (Software) </l...
Staff Reporting Structure CMC Academic Committee Safety Committee IT Committee IT Coordinator Information Officer Other Co...
Facilities <ul><li>5 Buildings (plus one big one on the way) </li></ul><ul><li>>1000 Machines – every OS and platform </li...
IT Skills Courses <ul><li>1 st  Year Course </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd  Year Course </li></ul><ul><li>IT Skills Modules </li><...
Chemistry with Computers <ul><li>All Practical Based Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structures of Solids  (Year 1) </li></u...
Access to Chemistry at Oxford <ul><li>Virtual Laboratory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Experiments & Simulations </li></ul>...
Cost & Time <ul><li>VLE  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Projects Managed by IT Coordi...
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IT Education for Chemistry

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IT Education for Chemistry

  1. 1. IT in Teaching & Learning in Chemistry Dr Karl Harrison IT Coordinator & Training Officer Dept. of Chemistry University of Oxford
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>IT Skills Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Chemistry with Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Chemistry at Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) </li></ul><ul><li>Costs & Time </li></ul>
  3. 3. Virtual Learning Environments <ul><li>University Working Party </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry Bespoke VLE “ myDegree ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalized Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Timetables </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practical Booking and Grades </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ myStudents” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Staff VLE – track students & maintain course info. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Six Staff <ul><li>IT Coordinator & Training Officer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching IT, Web Site, IT Support (Software) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information Officer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Information – Journals, Databases, Mailing Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Officer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Cabling, IP Address, etc., IT Support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer Manager (ICL) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Manager (PTCL) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Technician (PTCL) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Staff Reporting Structure CMC Academic Committee Safety Committee IT Committee IT Coordinator Information Officer Other Committees Network Officer Computer Manager Computer Manager Computer Technician
  6. 6. Facilities <ul><li>5 Buildings (plus one big one on the way) </li></ul><ul><li>>1000 Machines – every OS and platform </li></ul><ul><li>IT Suite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Access Room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>32 Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>26 MS Windows XP Computers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 Apple Mac OS Computers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 Six Processor SG Power Challenge </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. IT Skills Courses <ul><li>1 st Year Course </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Year Course </li></ul><ul><li>IT Skills Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part II & Graduate Students </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Chemistry with Computers <ul><li>All Practical Based Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structures of Solids (Year 1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Errors (Year 1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computational Electochemistry Dynamics (Year 2 & 3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Molecular Modelling (Physical) (Year 2 & 3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Molecular Modelling (Organic) (Year 2 & 3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computational NMR (Year 2 & 3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computational Raman (Year 2 & 3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computational Molecular Dynamics (Year 2 & 3) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Access to Chemistry at Oxford <ul><li>Virtual Laboratory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Experiments & Simulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Film Library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre-University Chemistry Course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation Material to Chemistry </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Cost & Time <ul><li>VLE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Projects Managed by IT Coordinator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often built by Year 4 Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Timetable restrictions to add more material – Optional courses & Open Access Courses </li></ul>

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