Resources for Using Multimedia in Chemistry Teaching

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Articles on Multimedia Chemistry Teaching

Casanova,Joseph and Casonova, S.G. "Computers as Electronic Blackboard: Remodeling the Organic Chemistry Lecture." Educom Review, 1993, 26, 31-39.

Cordes, A. Wallace; Oliver, Melinda E.; Butler, Leslie G. "Learning the Student Names in Large Classes: An Application of Multimedia Technology." J. Chem. Ed. 1995 , 72 610.

Dix, James A. et al, "An electronic curriculum for introductory chemistry" J. of Ed. Tech. Systems, 1995-96, 24, 151-158.

Greenbowe, Thomas J. "An Interactive Multimed ia Software Program for Exploring Electrochemical Cells." J. Chem. Ed. 1994, 71 , 555.

Ilman, Deborah L. "Multimedia Tools Gain Favor for Chemistry Presentation." C&E News, 1994, May 9, 34-40.

Joesten, Melvin D. "Use of Multimedia in an Introductory Chemistry Course for Student Analysis of Real-Life Situations." J. Chem. Ed. 1994, 71 , 508.

Jones, Loretta L. and Smith, Stan ley "Multimedia education: A catalyst for change in chemical education." Pure & Applied Chemistry, 1993, 65, 245-49.

Jones, Loretta L. and Smith, Stanley "Can Multimedia Instruction Meet Our Expectations?" Educom Review, 1992, 27(1), 39-43.

Kriefer, James H., "Doing chemistry in a virtual world", C&EN, 1996, Dec. 9, 35-41.

Lewis, Nathan S. "The Caltech Chemist ry Animation Project." J. Chem. Ed., 1993, 70, 739-40.

Pence, Harry E. "Combining Cooperative Learning and Multimedia in General Chemistry." Education, 1993, 113, 375-80.

Pence, Harry E. "A Report from the Barricades of the Multimedia Revolution." J. of Ed. Tech. Systems, 1993, 24, 159-164.

Russell, Joel W.; Kozma, Robert B. "4M:CHEM: Multimedia and Mental Models in Chemistry ." J. Chem. Ed. ,1994, 71, 669-70.

Smith, Stanley and Loretta L. Jones "Multimedia Chemistry Lectures." J. Chem. Ed., 1989, 66, 8-11.

*Smith, Stan, Loretta L. Jones, and M.L.Waugh J. Computer-Based Instruc. 1986, 13, 117-121.

Treadway, William J., Jr. "The Multimedia Chemistry Laboratory: Perception and Performance." J. Chem. Ed., 1996, 73, 876-8 78.

Whitnell, Robert M. et al "Multimedia Chemistry Lectures." J. Chem. Ed., 1994, 71, 721-725.

Some Related Articles

Alesandrini, K L and J W Rigney (1981). J.Res.Sci. Teach. , 1981, 18, 65-474

Ferguson, Eugene S. "The Mind's Eye: Nonverbal Thought in Technology." Science, 1977, 197, 827-836.

Johnstone, A.H. "Why is Science Difficult to Learn? Things are Seldom What They Seem." J. Comp. Asst. Learning, 1991, 7, 75-83.

Kleinman, R.W. , H.C. Griffin and N.K.Kerner "Images in Chemistry." J. Chem. Ed., 1987, 64, 766- 70

Kozma, R. B. and J. Johnston(1991). The Technological Revolution Comes to the Classroom, Change, 1991, 23(1), 10-20, 22-23.

Redish, Edward F. "Implications of Cognitive Studies for Teaching Physics." Am. Journal of Physics, 1994, 62, 769-803.

Links to Web Sites on Multimedia Teaching Applications

Change magazine Articles on Teaching with Technology

Cartwright, G. Phililp (1994), Teaching with Academic Technologies: Part 2, Change, 26,

Exploring Chemistry , Interactive VideoDisc Laboratory in General Chemistry by Loretta Jones and Stan Smith

Kotlas, Carolyn, Assessments of Multimedia Technology in Education: Bibliography

The Edison Project for Communicating Chemistry at Columbia University provides a combination of interesting media and interesting links.

The Wilson Group at the Univ. of California at San Diego has deve loped a wide range of multimedia resources for general and physical chemistry.

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