Title

Using technology to enhance the effectiveness of general chemistry laboratory courses.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Kathleen Carvalho-Knighton

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

ISSN

0021-9584

Abstract

Practicing and teaching current chemistry requires the use of computers, yet the focus of undergraduate teaching laboratories for several decades has been using the traditional bench method. This paper makes a case for the pedagogical advantages of using computer-interface systems to perform computer-assisted experiments in general chemistry laboratory courses. We compare data from control group students using traditional bench laboratory procedures and experimental group students using computer-interface laboratory procedures with the software program LabWorks. The results show that conducting laboratory activities using computer-interface procedures can improve student understanding of calorimetry.

Comments

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Language

en_US

Publisher

American Chemical Society

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.