Second Life in Chemistry Education LISE08


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I talked about Second Life in the chemistry classroom at the Chemical Heritage Foundation on April 29, 2008. This was part of the 8th Annual Leadership Initiative in Science Education (LISE 8). Most examples involve work done in collaboration with Andrew Lang.

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Second Life in Chemistry Education LISE08

  1. 1. Using Second Life in the Chemistry Classroom Jean-Claude Bradley E-Learning Coordinator College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor of Chemistry Drexel University April 29, 2008 The 8th Annual Leadership Initiative in Science Education (LISE 8) Chemical Heritage Foundation
  2. 2. What is the role of a chemistry teacher? <ul><li>Produce chemists </li></ul><ul><li>by any means necessary! </li></ul>
  3. 3. View vodcasts on iTunes or on a video iPod
  4. 4. CHEM 241 89 students CHEM 243 64 students Natural migration from F2F to screencast/podcast channels
  5. 5. Teacher as a Learning Catalyst <ul><li>Use class time for workshops and assign recorded lectures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be present while students do problems, watch lectures, play games, use Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss extra credit assignment on Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address technical implementation on their laptops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small groups or one-on-one </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Student Blogging
  7. 7. Student assignments on a wiki
  8. 8. Student assignment on NMR using live research data and JSpecView
  9. 9. Games on a TabletPC: Wheel of Orgo
  10. 10. EduFrag Maze (without weapons)
  11. 11. EduFrag Unreal Tournament (with weapons)
  12. 12. Quiz Obelisks in Second Life (Eloise Pasteur)
  13. 13. Student Assignments in Second Life
  14. 14. Flying Around on a Molecule
  15. 15. SMILES, InChIs and InChIKeys: the new language of chemistry
  16. 16. Visualizing NMR spectra on Second Nature Island
  17. 17. Interacting with NMR spectra (JCAMP-DX)
  18. 18. Talk to the spectrum: zoom 2.1-2.3 (Andy Lang)
  19. 19. Docking Demonstration on Drexel Island
  20. 20. Enoyl Reductase by Peter Miller
  21. 21. Avidin: From PDB file to…..
  22. 22. Avidin 3D structure in Second Life (Andy Lang)
  23. 23. Imine Formation Mechanism: talk to the molecules!
  24. 24. Indexing Molecules on
  25. 25. 3D Periodic Table (ACS and Andrew Lang)
  26. 26. Faculty “Offices” on Drexel Island
  27. 27. Bradley Lab on Drexel Island
  28. 28. Posters on Second Nature – with Bells
  29. 29. Conferences on Second Nature
  30. 30. ACS Island Kate Sellar (Finola Graves) Andrew Lang (Hiro Sheridan)
  31. 31. ACS Headquarters
  32. 32. ACS Landmarks
  33. 33. Virtual Poster Area
  34. 34. Nanotubes and Felicene
  35. 35. Resident Chemist Program: Hinestroza Lab
  36. 36. Rosania Lab
  37. 37. Party in the ACS Geodesic Dome! 13:30 EDT May 6, 2008
  38. 38. Summary <ul><li>Use wikis to organize content and to interact with students on assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Use Second Life to stretch student and teacher imagination – and encourage networking </li></ul><ul><li>Use multiple channels to deliver content and assess learning </li></ul><ul><li>Most of these technologies are simple, free and hosted </li></ul>