Can technology enhance teaching and learning? Applications and suggestions for improving e-learning in Chemistry

Fester, Victor (2011) Can technology enhance teaching and learning? Applications and suggestions for improving e-learning in Chemistry. In: NZ Institute of Chemistry Conference 2011, 27 November - 1 December, 2011, Hamilton, New Zealand. (Unpublished)

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The past few decades have seen rapid advances in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education. In particular, most educational institutions use a learning management system (LMS) as a teaching and learning platform, of which Moodle is a well-known example (Moodle, n.d.). The use of an LMS, together with social media and mobile technologies (see, for example, Chemical Space (2009), Williams (2010)), means that the teacher is confronted with a variety of choices and challenges. This presentation will firstly introduce the 2011 Horizon Report (Johnson, Smith, Willis, Levine, & Haywood, 2011) which describes emerging technologies likely to have the biggest impact on society over the next five years, and will highlight a few technologies useful for teaching and learning in chemistry, together with examples from the literature to emphasize these technologies. Next, suggestions for best practice in the use of an LMS to enhance teaching and learning in chemistry will be offered. Finally, the use of mobile technologies in chemistry teaching and learning will be discussed, with particular reference to the use of the iPad 2® (Apple, 2011).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords that describe the item:Technology, chemistry, iPad, mobile learning
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Corporate > Assett Centre
ID Code:1424
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Deposited On:07 Dec 2011 19:33
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