Dr. Christine O’Connor, DIT, summarises her talk at the recent Irish Variety in Chemistry Teaching meeting: As a novice to podcasting I delivered this talk based on my own recent practitioners’ experience on getting started with developing and uploading podcasts for student use. As an introduction, I distinguished between Podcasting (which is audio track only) [...]
DIT played host to the 8th Irish Variety in Chemistry Teaching meeting, modelled on the very successful UK Variety in Chemistry Education (ViCE) meeting on Thursday May 10th. There was a workshop in the morning covering two aspects of technology in chemistry teaching; using wikis, by Claire McDonnell, who demonstrated how to set up, edit [...]
Stephen McClean (s.mcclean AT ulster.ac.uk) School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, BT52 1SA UK. Introduction Video is now becoming an increasingly popular medium to demonstrate scientific techniques or experiments as evidenced by such initiatives as the Journal of Visualised Experiments (www.jove.com). The popularity of video sharing sites such as You Tube and Vimeo [...]
From Katherine Haxton and David McGarvey, School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University, Email: email@example.com, Phone: +44 (0) 1782 734209 We have used screencasts for a number of purposes at Keele University in first year chemistry modules. These uses include whole cohort feedback, as pre-lecture resources, for demonstrating how to work softward, and [...]
Quick response (QR) codes are two-dimensional bar codes, used to encode information, which can be read by a smartphone. This short guide is intended to provide examples of their application to create links between the physical and digital teaching resources available to students. It describes both practice developed in Chemistry at UEA and implementations elsewhere in academia. The ease of both the preparation and reading of QR codes will be outlined.